Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cameroon: Iya Mohammed Re-elected FECAFOOT President!

By Christopher Ambe
Iya Mohammed/photo-camersport
Iya Mohammed, outgoing President of FECAFOOT, has been reelected as President of the national football federation even as he was not physically present at the polls, which took place last night (June 19) in Yaoundé amid controversies.

The election followed a crisis meeting between Cameroon football officials and Prime Minister Philemon Yang.

Iya who is still in detention in Yaounde, accused of having caused SODECOTON to lose over FCFA Nine billion while he served as general manager for over two decades, succeeded to send a proxy for  the election.

 He was nominated in absentia, and after voting Mr.Iya secured 97 of the 98 who actually cast their votes, according to fecafooonline, the official website.

But the Electoral College was made up of 102 delegates or representatives, meaning 1O4 did not vote.

A member of the newly elected Fecafoot Buruea told The Recorder that, a Fifa representative witnessed the election. He said they had to go ahead with the election despite controversies here and there so as to prevent Cameroon from being sanctioned by FIFA.

Members of the newly elected executive bureau of Fecafoot are  

Président : Iya Mohammed

First Vice-président: Seidou Mbombo Njoya

- M. Mbella Moki Charles
- M. Batamak Pierre

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