Seidou Mbombo Njoya

Cameroon:Old wine in new bottles as Seidou Mbombo Njoya is elected FECAFOOT President

By Sandra Ngang

The Cameroun Football Federation -FECAFOOT now has  a new president Seidou Mbombo Njoya who emerged victorious after the elections which took place on Wednesday the 12 of December.

Seidou Mbombo Njoya
Seidou Mbombo Njoya

Following the elections which took place  at the CAF Excellence Centre in Mbankomo where by seven canidates where retained for the elections. Seidou Mbombo Njoya emerged as president with 46 votes ahead of his rivals Joseph Antoine Bell former goal keeper of the Indomitable Lions with 17votes and Mogue Hyaw with 3 votes while Herve Tchinda and Manoung Kessack recorded zero.

The Normalisation Committee had been at the brim of the Cameroon Football Federation which was imposed by FIFA due to a lack of an executive body at the wheel of FECAFOOT. With the appearance of a new president Seidou Mbombo Njoya, the Normalisation Committee finally comes to a termination of its mandate period on december 16th 2018. Seidou Mbombo was accorded a 4 year mandate period, alongside his cabinet will commence their term of office after the expiration of the Normalisation Committee mandate term.

Amid the elections Franck Happi withdraw his candidacy to form an alliance with Joseph Antoine Bell and Emmanuel Bessong Egbe turned over his votes to Herve Patrick Tchinda which still wasn’t profuse enough to strike down Seidou Mbombo’s votes. 66 delegates took part in the elections on Wednesday the 12,  they were expected to vote the president of Cameroon football federation, the president of Cameroon professional football league (LPFC) as well as president of Youth Football and female football league, also catch up on FECAFOOT’s 2017 and 2018 accounts.  Dieudonné Happi president of the Normalisation Committee made some remark on how the elections unfolded. He mentioned the electoral commission who ensured absolute transparency in the elections and every candidate treated fairly and equally.

Seidou Mbombo is an old timer in the Cameroon and African football unlike most of the other Candidates. He was the former director of FIFA’s Central African sub regional office, vice president of the FECAFOOT under the rule of Iya Mohammed and as well as head of the International football committee. Seidou Mbombo states that ‘together we can rebuild a football based on ethics, good governance, values and professionalism of the game’.

 

 

 

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