The 21 Indomitable Lionesses who validly defended the colors of Cameroon in Yaounde during the tenth edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (19 November to 03 December 2016) are still clustered in their lair The Hotel Mont Febe.
Why are the local players and the professionals who are often in a hurry to return to their club or to enjoy their holidays which are often too short, are still taken care of at the expense of the Cameroonian taxpayer four days after the end of the 2016 AFCON? The rumor is about a hearing announced at the presidential palace, some say there’s a claim of a bonus of the unfortunate finalist that was not included in the table of bonuses fixed by mutual agreement before the kick-off of the tenth Women AFCON.
“It’s not true,” replies a player interviewed. “This time around, there was no quarrel over the bonuses that often caused tensions in the den. The bonuses owed were paid as the objectives were met, “says our interlocutor. Information confirmed by Leocadia Bongben, the press officer of the senior women’s national team.
Joined on the phone to find out more, a member of the technical staff reported that the Indomitable Lionesses were still kept in cage for a marketing operation. “The sponsor of the national football teams, Orange Cameroon, organized an evening to be held at the Hilton Hotel today (Tuesday 6 December 2016) in honor of the Lionesses. The sponsor wanted the presence of all the players. That is why we are waiting. They will be released before the end of this week. So there is no worry “informs our source in the technical supervision.
After a no-fault run, the Cameroon women lost the final match of the AFCON 2016 on Saturday, December 03 at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium in Yaounde on a score of one goal against zero against Nigeria, the eternal Champion.
Reminder of the amounts of bonuses related to the performance of Lionesses.
Attendance fee: 500,000 FCFA
Bonus of qualification: 4 000 000 FCFA
Qualifying prize for the second round: FCFA 5,000,000
Qualifying prize for the final: 8,000,000 FCFA
Final victory bonus: 10,000,000 FCFA