Known for his zeal and enthusiasm of the game that pushes him to unending heights, Etoile Filante’s president, Abdouraman Baba, has told mysoccer24.com that he awaits a positive reply from the Court of Arbitration for Sports, that might deep Cameroon’s FA into normalisation, for the umpteenth time.
The latter told this Pan African Sports website on his visit to Limbe, this Tuesday December 15, at Mwanja hotel. The meeting was between Southwest club presidents, and the national bureau of the Association of Amateur Clubs in Cameroon, otherwise known as ACFAC .
There was no mincing words from the one time resigned Secretary General of FECAFOOT.
it is important that we select our leaders to represent our interest
‘We await a positive reply from CAS. Maybe after the sentence, we would have another chance to revive our football. If it is favourable, it is important that we select our leaders to represent our interest,’ Abdouraman stated. The statement is a clear indication of the fact that, the Seidou Mbombo Njoya led federation could well on course be headed towards extinction.
For starters, there has been back and forth movements in the running of football in Cameroon, thus affecting football on the pitch. Abdouraman, nicknamed the ‘fire extinguisher,’ is therefore at it again, pleading a case for the federation to be reshuffled and kept under a normalisation committee.
My interest is for football to function well
Mysoccer24.com then posed a question on if there’s any personal interest from Abdouraman, and here’s what he had to say;
‘My interest is for football to function well, I am the president of Etoile Filante of Garoua and will like football in our country to be better.
Football is business, and there’s a chance to win a lot of money. Football is the lone asset we can boast about in the world, yet we don’t give it enough respect.’
Abdouraman then went on to air a shocking declaration made by an FA attorney before the Court of Arbitration for Sports.
‘A lawyer of the Federation confessed to us during a trail session at CAS that football is ‘dead in Cameroon,’ I told him we will resurrect football’.
Abdouraman has hardly lost a legal ‘battle’ since he started a movement against top officials in football, which he thinks are not doing their job properly. His latest casualty was a certain Tombi Aroko, FECAFOOT’s former President, who oversaw the 2017 AFCON fairytale.