FECAFOOT dissolves LFPC, announces 2020_2021 season

Afeseh Apong,

Sports Writer

The Cameroon football federation, FECAFOOT has decided to withdraw all the competencies delegated to the Cameroon professional football league, LFPC as the institution charged with organizing professional football in the country.

Meeting in an extraordinary executive committee meeting since Monday 02 November 2020, the executive committee members of FECAFOOT unanimously decided to dissolve the LFPC.

In the final communique of the extraordinary executive committee meeting made Public on Wednesday afternoon, FECAFOOT in resolution number five states that;

Mindful of the disrespect of the internal roles of the LFPC and taking into consideration resolution 13 of the general assembly of FECAFOOT of the 15 September 2020, the cacophony in the organization of the general assembly of the LFPC, which goes contrary to the statute of FIFA, CAF and FECAFOOT, a football match where players played without licences and officials are coming from a sporting association abroad took part, the executive committee of FECAFOOT in unanimity of the members present, is as of the date of signature, withdraws all the competencies delegated to the LFPC. There is no convention delegating competencies from FECAFOOT to the league. Modalities for the effective organization of the elite One and elite will be communicated in the days ahead for an effective kick off”

The président of the Cameroon professional league, General Pierre Semengue who is also a member of the executive committee of FECAFOOT, did not show up for the meeting.

FECAFOOT further announces that the elite One and two Championships will kick-off in the days ahead. This recent decision from FECAFOOT comes to enforce a decision taken by 19 club presidents on October 29, 2020 in Mbankomo, to dissolve the LFPC.

The LFPC on Sunday reported launched the 2020_2021 football season in Yaoundé, in a game pitting Panthere Sportive of Nde against cotonsport of Garoua. Cotonsport won 2#0. Players of both clubs played the game without licenses, while referees were brought from neighboring Equatorial Guinea to officiate the game. Day two games were supposedly programmed for this Wednesday, but there are no signs of the games taking place.

FECAFOOT suspended the LFPC in 2019, and the 2019_2020 football season in Cameroon was organized by the technical transitional committee created by FECAFOOT.

On September 14, 2020, the Court of Arbitration for Sports, CAS, ruled infavour of general Pierre Semengue and the LFPC, but since then all attempts to strike a compromise between the later and FECAFOOT, have failed.

General Pierre Semengue has been head of the LFPC since its creation in 2011 and was voted into office for his second mandate, during the elective General Assembly of LFPC, of 28 July 2016, and his mandate was to runs till 27 July 2020.


Afeseh Apong

Afeseh Apong is a graduate of the Advanced School of Mass Communication, ASMAC, and is currently Team press officer of PWD Bamenda

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