Eto'o seven match ban a 'lie'

2011-12-15 11:45
Samuel Eto’o (AFP)

Johannesburg - The Secretary General of the Cameroon Football Federation, Thombi Aroko Sidiki has dismissed as false news of the seven match ban on Samuel Eto’o by the federation’s disciplinary committee.

The fecafoot scribe made the statement on Wednesday, December 14 following mounting pressure in the country over the yet to be published verdict of the federation’s disciplinary committee banning Eto’o and two other team mates; Eyong Enoh and Benoit Assou Ekotto for their refusal to play a friendly game against Algeria. Assou Ekotto was however sanctioned for snubbing fecafoot and the team coach after several call ups to play for the Lions.

“The disciplinary committee is yet to complete its auditioning of other members of the delegation to Marrakech before making public its verdict”, Aroko Sidiki told He, however, announced that the verdict would be made public on or before Friday, December 16. His response has however been interpreted by many as pressure from certain quarters not to make public such a decision that may be bad for the country’s image and considering the implication.

Many argue that Eto’o Fils is a role model, one of the world’s best players. Fans even think such a decision can bring unrest in the country. Opinions are rife that the federation may be pressured to reconsider the decision or not publish it, even though it is already in the public sphere.

Meantime, the implication of the publication of the seven match ban on Samuel Eto’o seems to have halted the publication of the verdict of Fecafoot disciplinary committee. Suspending Samuel Eto’o Fils for seven matches means he would not be part of the Indomitable Lions campaign for the 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Lions' away match is billed for February 29 against Guinea Bissau and the return leg on June 17, 2012.

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