Cameroon resolve pay dispute

2014-06-09 08:16
Samuel Eto'o (Supplied)

Cape Town - The Cameroon squad has departed for Brazil after initially refusing to leave for the 2014 Soccer World Cup due to a dispute regarding bonuses.

Samuel Eto'o and his team were due to leave Cameroon on Sunday morning, but the squad would not depart until the £61,000 that they were due to be paid for taking part in the tournament was increased.

After discussions, the team plane was on its way to Brazil, 12 hours after it was initially scheduled to leave.

"Everything has been resolved," said Cameroon Football Federation president Joseph Owona.

"We have opted for transparency. There is no problem and I think the team needs to be mobilised for all to look in one direction."

Cameroon will get their World Cup campaign underway with a clash against Mexico on Friday before facing Croatia and hosts Brazil.

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