Football federations often need to take tough calls in order to ensure that the game of football is played in a fair manner.
The football federation in Cameroon came under the radar recently as some of the players were found to be cheating about their age. As many as fourteen players had to be suspended under this allegation.
The case of age fraud might not be serious, but it is a step that needs to be taken by football federations across the world to ensure that the right examples are set and other countries follow suit. Transparency and accuracy of
Cameroon were once one of the strongest teams in Africa, but several decades of instability has destroyed the national team.
Cameroon’s disappointing form continued after their failure to land a win in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa.
The goalless draw with South Africa means that Cameroon have managed only two wins in the last seven games. Manager Hugo Broos had demanded improvements prior to the game. Cameroon had managed a 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture with South Africa. Despite being the home team and coming in with a lot of prestige as one of the best teams in Africa, Cameroon had to come back twice in the game.
Carlos Valderrama is regarded to be one of the best players to have ever played for the Colombian national side and the retired superstar is also the most capped performer for the team as well, this is proof of just how much of an impact that Valderrama has had for Colombia.
The retired star still remains up to date with everything that is going on in the world of football and Valderrama has recently talked about Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez who he considers to be as his true successor and as someone that can follow the legacy which was left behind by Valderrama a few years ago.
Volker Finke was the latest coach of the Cameroon national football team but he was sacked after only 5 months in charge of the national side but it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that the Football Federation of Cameroon (Fecafoot) that they officially initiated and announced their search for a new manager.
AlexandreBelinga was the man that was selected to replace Volker Finke as a temporary caretaker until a more permanent coach is chosen.
New Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez has sensationally claimed that he will not use Cristiano Ronaldo in all of the matches, which would be against the wishes of the player.
Cameroon have always been regarded as one of the top African teams around, but the team has been going through a horrible spell both on and off the field.
This appears to be slowly changing after they brought in German coach Volker Finke as the new coach of the national team after May 2013. The fact that they did not do very well at the World Cup 2014 was not surprising given that the team was not performing well as a unit. Now, though, things appear to be changing withFinke managing an impressive set of results in recent times.
When the 2014 World Cup reached it’s end, there were a number of coaches from the national sides that decided to leave their managerial position in the team. This was the case of Italy’s Cesare Prandelli, Brazil’s Luiz Felipe Scolari and Nigeria’s Stephen Keshi, just to name a few.
Brazil was humiliated in their home turf after losing against Germany with a scoreboard of 7-1 and Italy wasn’t even able to make it out of the group stages. These disappointing results forced the respective coaches from those national sides to resign.
Cameroon going to the last group D match at the Africa Cup of Nations knowing that they need to win against Ivory Coast in order to secure a place in the knockout stages.
Amazingly, every match in this group has finished as a 1-1 draw. Hence, there could be a possibility of selecting the winner through lots. All the group contenders – Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Guinea, and Mali – have identical statistics after two matches in the tournament.
Abou Diaby continues to struggle for fitness after Arsene Wenger has revealed that he is being left out of the matchday squad against Sunderland due to a calf strain.
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