Cameroon

Cameroon leagues: New Format, Start Date And Venues released

For the umpteenth time, the Cameroon premiership has been handed a kickoff date. In a meeting chaired by the interim FECAFOOT President Seidou Mbombo Njoya on Tuesday 16, a significant number of club Presidents answered present.

It was a  consultation meeting as a prelude to launch the Elite championships.
The agenda for the important meeting included consideration of the following points
after:

– Draft timetable for the launch of the Elite I and Elite II championships;
– Draft regulations for professional championships (formula,
rise and relegation mechanism)
– Draft calendars for the Elite One and Elite Two championships
– Update on the provision of match stadiums
– Funding of championships (sponsorship, state subsidies)
– Anti Covid-19 measures;
– Awards Ceremony;
– Presentation on the license of CAF clubs and the specifications.
Twenty-five (25) clubs out of thirty-five (35), including sixteen (16) championship clubs
Elite One and nine (09) of the Elite Two championship, took part in the said meeting.
In his introductory remarks, the interim President of FECAFOOT noted that
the effervescence of CHAN has not yet faded and the eyes of the world
remain pinned on Cameroon and the country must take advantage of this to revive as soon as possible, her local championships. He reminded club presidents that everyone has their own part to
play for the success of this business. “Let’s focus on the essentials and
let’s move forward,”he concluded.
At the end of the discussions, it was agreed as follows:
• February 25, 2021, approval and publication of the regulations and
calendars of the Elite I and Elite II championships by the Executive Committee;
• February 27, 2021, opening match of the Elite Two championship;
• February 28, 2021, opening match of the Elite One championship;
• June 30, 2021, projected end of the Elite One and Elite Two championships;

Given the late start of the championships and the constraints rocking the international calendar, the option of playing the championships in
two pools was selected in the meeting. The 21 clubs of the Elite One championship have been
divided into two pools A and B of eleven (11) and ten (10) clubs while the
fourteen (14) clubs of the Elite Two championship have been divided into two pools A
and B of seven (7) clubs each.

In addition, the stadiums to host the matches of these championships have been
identified.

Selected pitches including state of the art Japoma

These matches will take place in strict compliance with the barrier measures enacted
by the government and other Covid-19 CAF and FIFA protocols in force.
Finally, there will be an organization, at the end of the season,
in order to reward the four best teams of each championship, the
best players, coaches, referees and other deserving players.

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