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Cameroonian Football Federation

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Cameroonian Football Federation
FIFA affiliation1964
CAF affiliation1963
PresidentSamuel Eto'o
Websitefecafoot-officiel.com Edit this at Wikidata

The Cameroonian Football Federation (French: Fédération Camerounaise de Football) is the governing body of football in Cameroon. It is known as FECAFOOT.

On 11 December 2021, the acting-president of FECAFOOT, former Cameroonian international striker Samuel Eto'o, was elected president of the organisation.[1]


It was after the First World War that the first football teams were established in Douala by the teacher Charles Lalanne. Soon, his example was followed in Yaoundé and the major centres of South Cameroon.

Around 1947 was founded by physician-colonel Baudiment "La Fédération des Sports", who organized and regulated sports in force at that time, particularly football. Leagues were formed; at the same time contacts were made with the Metropolis. Thus, on 26 February 1955 the amateur France team came to Douala and Yaoundé for two meetings. At that time, football was undergoing a great evolution. In all the more remote parts of the Territory, small clubs were taking shape and applying for membership in the League, which was chaired by Mr. Juillard.

The first extraordinary general meeting of FECAFOOT was held on 11 January 1959 in Yaoundé. The Cameroon Football League was dissolved, it was the birth of the Cameroonian Football Federation that was under the direct control of the Deputy Prime Minister responsible Education. The first President of FECAFOOT is Mr. NGANKOU Amos. The federation was affiliated with FIFA in 1962 and with the FCA in 1963.

In 1961 a new president, Mr. Ibrahim MBOMBONJOYA, was elected, which would remain in office until 1964.

The first edition of the African Champions Club Cup was won by a Cameroonian club on 7 February 1965. The Oryx Club of Douala is crowned at the end of a game won two goals to one against the Malian Stadium.

From 1964 to 1968, the First Division championship was played with 12 to 16 teams.

In 1968 he was elected head of FECAFOOT Mr René ESSOMBA. The National Team participated in the 1970 CAN final in Khartoum, Sudan. Cameroon obtained the organization of CAN 1972. The construction of two stages will then be set up (Douala and Yaoundé).

After 1972, Mr. Jean Zoa AMOUGOU was appointed president until 1978 and replaced by Mr. TITTI Gotlieb from 1978 to 1985. It is during this period that the national team will first participate in a 1982 World Cup final in Spain and win its first African Cup trophy in 1984 in C dte d'Ivoire.

The next President is Peter NTAMACKYANA (1985-1986) and especially Issa Hayatou from 1986 to 1988 current President of the African Football Confederation (CAF). Next are the appointments of Jean NJi NJIKAM (1988-1989), Albert ETOTOKE (1989-1990), Njikam Simon, Pascal OWONA (1990-1993) and Maha DAHER (1993-1996) to the presidency of the FECAFOOT Team in the 1990 World Cup, and the final qualifications will be punctuated.

Crest used until 2010

Following the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the federation faces many financial difficulties. The camerounweb.com site reports numerous unpaid bills and a proposal to split the salaries of some players in pairs.[2]

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  1. ^ "Former Cameroon star Eto'o elected president of national federation". SowetanLIVE. Retrieved 2021-12-11.
  2. ^ "La maison brûle : Samuel Eto'o déserte la FECAFOOT (image)". CamerounWeb (in French). 2022-12-28. Retrieved 2022-12-29.

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