Africa’s football motherbody, CAF have revealed that they are conducting a probe into Samuel Eto’o’s conduct after a request from ‘stakeholders’ in Cameroon. Eto’o is the current president of Cameroon’s football federation [FECAFOOT]. He has been accused of misconduct in recent weeks.

These include accusations of match-fixing after the questionable promotion of Victoria United to the Cameroonian league. The Fecafoot president’s mandate under his rule has also been changed from four to seven years. It is viewed as both anti-statutory and illegal.

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There have also been questions about Eto’o’s decision to take an ambassadorial role with a sports betting company, which could be in violation of both Fifa and Fecafoot rules.

Fecafoot has signed a deal with the same betting company to sponsor both the men’s and women’s international teams.

Last week, Cameroon’s Amateur Clubs’ Association (ACFAC) voted 11-1 in favour of asking Eto’o to stand down.

CAF investigating improper conduct against Samuel Eto'o
Samuel Eto’o


In a statement on Wednesday, CAF confirmed the investigations were underway.

“CAF has received written statements from several Cameroonian football stakeholders to look into and investigate certain alleged improper conduct by Mr. Samuel Eto’o who is President of the Fédération Camerounaise de Football (“FECAFOOT”),” read a statement.

“CAF is looking into these requests based on and in accordance with the CAF Statutes and Regulations.

“Whilst the allegations are prima facie serious, Mr. Samuel Eto’o is presumed to be innocent until an appropriate judicial body concludes otherwise,”

“CAF will make no further announcement while the investigations are ongoing. We will only make public statements when the proceedings have come to an end.”


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