Cameroon's FA announces date for rescheduled elections

By Leocadia BongbenBBC Sport, Yaounde
Iya Mohamed
Iya Mohamed

The Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) has announced it will hold its elections on 11 June, responding to a request by Fifa.

The elections were suspended on 24 May for "security reasons" and football's world governing body wrote to Fecafoot, setting a deadline of 6 June to be given information about a new date.

Junior Biyam, Fecafoot's communication officer, told BBC Sport: "We have explained why the elections will be held on 11 June, the delegates must be convened seven days prior."

Fecafoot's elections were postponed after several problems arose during regional football elections in the build-up to the main polls.

The problems were deepened when the chamber ruled that current Fecafoot president, Iya Mohammed, was not eligible to stand in the elections.

Mohammed was due to stand against first vice-president John Begheni Ndeh and outsider Marlene Emvoutou, the only female in the race.

Ndeh had argued that Mohammed was not fit to hold public office, given his ongoing problems at the Cameroon Cotton Development Corporation.

Mohammed has been found guilty of several managerial crimes which cost the state-owned cotton company loses of over 9bn CFA francs (at least $15m).

The Supreme State Audit recently suspended him from holding any managerial position for seven years.

The elections have been dogged by controversy with sports minister Adoum Garoua forced to back down on his decision to stop the polls in April after Fifa warned that his move was tantamount to government interference.

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