Help from Fécafoot - Mbombo Njoya: "The players will receive the resources directly"

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Fécafoot has decided to assist elite clubs with support for salary payments. Asked how this will actually happen, the president of the institution says that The context of the clubs is particularly difficult. The Covid-19 crisis is testing us and has a major impact on the functioning of Fécafoot. "

“Being aware of the difficulties resulting from the suspension of competitions, the Federation has decided, under the supervision of the National Footballers Union, to provide special support to the players of our professional championships. Fécafoot, through its executive committee, has decided to release a substantial budget envelope (nearly 40 million F, Editor's note) which will be distributed to the players and coaches of the professional championships (Elite One and Elite Two) and to the players and coaches of the championship first division football team.

Naturally, this is only support in this difficult context and we thank our partners Orange, Brasseries du Cameroun and Le Coq Sportif who are keeping their commitments.

What measures to ensure that recipients will actually benefit from this support ?

This question concerned us and we decided, after consultations with the Transitional Technical Committee and the Women's Football League, to pay this aid directly to the beneficiaries. The General Secretariat of the Federation seized the clubs from Friday April 17 so that each of them keeps us the list of 25 players and supervisors with their contact details. At the end of the controls that will be carried out by Fcafoot, players will receive the resources directly on their Mobile Money account.

Does Fécafoot envisage other interventions in this direction ?

Fécafoot also plans to provide support for amateur football, in particular our regional and departmental leagues which are the essential players in our football. Consultations are underway and will continue this week to determine the terms of the support that Fécafoot will provide to players in our decentralized leagues. With the support of the Samuel Eto'o Foundation, support for health protection kits and foodstuffs is envisaged. Exchanges also take place with our umbrella bodies, Fifa and the Caf, to find ways and means to manage the effects of this crisis on our federation. It is an opportunity to recall that Fécafoot has already implemented numerous measures to deal with the consequences of this pandemic. In addition to supporting the clubs, the work at the Federation has been reorganized with the promotion of telework, a suspension of the championships and reduced face-to-face meetings, strict control of access to the facilities and permanence at the Federation provided by a few employees in the compliance with the rules of distancing prescribed by the authorities.

What about the future of the championship if the crisis were to continue ?

Health is above all and our priority is naturally the fight against this pandemic. Fécafoot remains attentive to the measures taken by the government. The objective being to operate a resumption of competitions in the best possible conditions from all points of view both for the clubs and for the players. Scenarios are being studied at the Executive Committee level and will be communicated in due time in liaison with the authorities, but also with our partners. But we don't just think ; we are working to get out of this health crisis with projects and resources to start afresh. We do not spare any initiative or approach towards our members and our partners.

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