More than seven months after his election, on December 11, 2021, as president of the Cameroonian Football Federation (Fecafoot), Samuel Eto’o continues to shake up the institution. On July 12, he fired Bill Tchato, who had served as National Teams Coordinator since January 2013, and l’a replaced by Benoît Angbwa, another ex-Lion. According to someone close to Tchato, the latter still did not know, ten days after his dismissal, the reasons for his departure.
A few days earlier, Le Coq Sportif, a French equipment supplier engaged with the Lions since January 2020, was in turn the victim of an unexpected decision by Fecafoot. The latter publicly announced on July 1 that it would end, after the women’s CAN in Morocco in July, the contract binding the two parties until July 2023, without any explanation. The French equipment manufacturer, which replaced Puma, has since announced that it does not intend to stay to be, four months before the World Cup in Qatar. The case should end in court, as suggested in a press release Marc-Henri Beausire, the general manager of the French brand. He suspects Fecafoot of wanting to engage with another equipment supplier at a lower cost, before the World Cup. “If it ever goes to court, it could be expensive, and again, it is the Cameroonian taxpayer who will pay the bill,” laments a former leader of the body.
At Fecafoot, no head sticks out, except that of an intelligent, direct and very comfortable boss with words