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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

CAF announces investigation into Samuel Eto’o

After controversy erupted in Cameroon over match-fixing with Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT) president Samuel Eto’o at the center, the country’s football icon is now under further scrutiny. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced that it will look into the actions of Eto’o after multiple stakeholders in Cameroonian football requested an investigation into “improper conduct”.

Cameroonian media outlet Camfoot revealed a serious set of allegations against Eto’o as well as the transcript of a phone call it obtained that featured Eto’o speaking with the owner of a second division club in the country named Valentine Gwain. Gwain owns Victoria United and called Eto’o to complain about the treatment his club received from a referee during a match late in 2022. The controversy surrounding Victoria United’s promotion followed other accusations against Eto’o that also included the treatment of former FECAFOOT vice-president Henri Njalla Quan who was forced out by Eto’o.

Eto’o promised to address the issue regarding the referee and Victoria United eventually gained promotion to the top division of Cameroonian football, a result of collusion committed by Eto’o according to complaining Cameroonian stakeholders. CAF announced the investigation and that it will comment further once the investigation is complete.