Cameroon – AFCON 2017: A problem of bonuses kept the Lions in Yaounde for over 4 hours!

Written by Deckson N.

A number of supporters of Cameroon’s national football team left yesterday, Wednesday, January 11, 2017, from Libreville International Airport, against the indomitable Lions.

They are mad at captain Benjamin Moukandjo and his teammates because they had to wait about five hours at the esplanade of the Léon Mba international airport  to see disembark the coach Hugo Broos and his 23 foals.

Why did the arrival of the indomitable Lions that was scheduled yesterday at 4pm finally took place after 8pm? No official wanted to answer this question. FECAFOOT and the Ministry of Sports, the two entities that manage the national team, have not officially explained on this very late arrival which also damages the image of Cameroon.

However, a trustworthy source said that a bonus case would be the cause of the late arrival of the indomitable Lions in the Gabonese capital.

The players were not happy with the distribution of the bonuses fixed without prior discussion with their delegates. Benjamin Moukandjo is thus at the test of the management of his first crisis as captain. Sports Minister Bidoung Mkaptt and FECAFOOT President Tombi A Roko waited four hours at the Yaounde-Nsimalen International Airport, “says our source, which reveals some bonuses that have been imposed on players, namely : 15 million FCFA participation fee and 12 million FCFA as a participation fee in the second round.

Our source says that the winning games are no longer eligible for bonuses as in the past. As with the indomitable Lionesses in the finals of the 2016 Women AFCON, this will be the goal bonuses with the men’s soccer pennant selection.

Nothing has filtered on what was said by the authorities to get the players to finally embark for Gabon. The perennial problem of bonuses on the eve of major competitions has become a tradition in the den of he 4 times indomitable Lions.

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