FIFA to send in emergency team to run Cameroon football

AP , Wednesday 23 Aug 2017

Cameroon
The snow-covered landscape is reflected in a logo in front of FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, January 10, 2017 (Reuters)

FIFA says it is sending in an emergency management team to run the troubled Cameroon football federation.

The panel to be appointed by FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will oversee elections by next March to replace disputed polls in 2015 for the Cameroon federation board.

FIFA's intervention comes amid speculation Cameroon could be stripped of hosting the next African Cup of Nations in June-July 2019.

CAF President Ahmad this month cast doubt on Cameroon's ability to prepare for the expanded 24-team tournament.

FIFA says Wednesday it acted after ''recent failed attempts ... to reconcile the football stakeholders in Cameroon and overcome the current impasse.''

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