CAF to Investigate Cameroon FA President Samuel Eto’o for Improper Conduct

The Confederation of African Football (CAF), Africa’s governing body, has stated that it has received written allegations from football stakeholders in Cameroon to investigate FECAFOOT president Samuel Eto’o for possible unlawful behavior.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, August 9, CAF stated that it is investigating these requests in compliance with its Statutes and Regulations.

While the allegations appear to be severe, the football governing body indicated that Eto’o is presumed innocent until an authorized judicial body rules otherwise.

CAF further stated that it will not make any more announcements while the investigations are ongoing and will only make public pronouncements once the proceedings are over.

Last month amateur football clubs in Cameroon called for the resignation of Eto’o.

 

The clubs claimed “grave irregularities” in the organization and raised concerns about a number of issues, including modifications to the president’s authority, the failure to publish new statutes, and Eto’o’s participation with a sports betting company.

The clubs questioned Eto’o’s choice to serve as an ambassador for the betting company, claiming that it may contravene both FIFA and FECAFOOTrules.

Individuals covered by FIFA’s code are expressly prohibited from participating in any betting, gambling, lotteries, or similar events or transactions relating to football matches or competitions.

 

Violation of these rules can result in fines or bans from football-related activities.

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