Cameroon’s Suspension Lifted By FIFA

FIFA have announced on Monday the lift of the suspension of the Cameroonian Football Association. The governing body of international football had suspended Fécafoot through his Emergency Committee on the 4th of July, on account of government interference, until a normalisation committee could be nominated and allowed by the Cameroonian authorities to carry out Fécafoot’s duties. Nominated this week-end, this normalisation committee was able to take office on Monday in Yaoundé, leading to the lift of the ban. “As requested by the FIFA Emergency Committee, the normalisation committee that was appointed on 20 July 2013 was able to take up its duties this Monday, 22 July 2013, at the FECAFOOT headquarters, with FIFA and CAF observers present,” stated FIFA on their official website. “The lifting of the suspension means that FECAFOOT’s clubs, officials and other representatives can immediately resume their activities, which had been interrupted. The same applies for the resumption of the courses and various programmes provided by FIFA, CAF and other member associations,” added the Switzerland-based organisation. It means that Cameroon are now allowed to host Gabon in their 2014 CHAN qualifier, and that Coton Sport can kick-off their 2013 CAF Champions League campaign against Ivoirian’s outfit Séwé Sport in Garoua.