Football authorities in Cameroon have summoned the captain of their national football team, Samuel Eto’o (Anzhi Makhachkala) and his deputy Enoh Eyong Tarkang (Ajax Amsterdam), to a disciplinary hearing after the team refused to play a friendly, local media reported on Sunday.
Cameroon were due to play against Algeria on Tuesday 15 Nov but the players did not travel for the game.
Cameroon authorities want Eto’o and Enoh to explain why the team basically went on strike, in what is seen by the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) and the ministry of sport as gross misconduct and a disgrace to the country’s image.
The players had issued a statement on 13 Nov saying they were not ready to play because of the non-payment of an appearance bonus (Prime de Presence) which they receive each time they are called to camp.
Officials want to punish the players but soccer pundits in the country have come to the team’s defence.
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Football: Cameroon Summon Eto’o and Enoh to Disciplinary Hearing