August date for FECAFOOT elections

The information was revealed by the President of the Normalization Committee of the Cameroon Football Federation, FECAFOOT, Dieudonné Happi during a press conference last week at the FECAFOOT headquarters in Tsinga.
Barrister Happi dismissed claims that the Normalization Committee is set for another mandate extension, adding that all is set for the elections of a new executive at the helm of the local football governing body.
A press conference in which five members of the Normalization committee (President Happi, the Vice-Presidents Marcelle Denise Ambono, Maurice Samuel Bellet Edimo, Dr Abdou Oumerou and Kevin Njomo Kamdem) discussed a wide range of issues including modification of FECAFOOT statutes which will pave the way for elections, the recruitment of a new head coach at the helm of the team as well as the construction of a new headquarter for FECAFOOT.
Elections at FECAFOOT
Barrister Happi rolled out a calendar for the adoption of the FECAFOOT statutes leading to the elections as he revealed that a general assembly to adopt the statutes will be convened on June 23. Only clubs involved in the 2011/2012 and 2017/2018 football seasons will be part of the process, he noted.
The adoption of texts at the departmental levels will be done between June 29, and July 1, while that at the departmental level is scheduled between the July 8 and 12, 2018.
After adoption of the statutes, potential candidates for elective positions will be expected to deposit their files between and July 18 and 24 after which a departmental General Assembly will follow. Elections at the departmental level are scheduled between July 16 and 24 2018 while elections at the Regional level will hold between August 4 and 9, 2018.
At this process must have been completed, FECAFOOT will begin receiving files for the national presidency from potential candidates before convening a national general assembly on August 17. The elections will hold between August 17 and 30 while the new bureau will take over from the Normalization Committee on August 31.
Indomitable Lions Coach
The Normalization Committee confirmed they had interviewed a handful of coaches two weeks earlier in France, though they did not give out much. Veteran journalist and member of the Committee that conducted the interview dismissed reports that they are ready to appoint Frenchman Philippe Trousier as the new Lions’ coach. He however confirmed that the Frenchman had applied for the job through his lawyer but that he was unreachable by phone when contacted.
As concerns the construction of a new FECAFOOT building, the President of the Normalization Committee said the project has been handed to a firm to see its completion before the start of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon
“Given that we are hosts of the 2019 AFCON, we will entertain visitors from the four corners of the continent, so we need to put up a befitting structure to send out a positive image of our country to the rest of the world,” Happi said.
He equally reaffirmed Cameroon’s strong support for Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup which he says is a result of strong relations between both countries and called for other African countries to throw their weight behind the North African country.
By Francis Ajumane

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