Samuel Eto'o wants to sue CAF after match-fixing hearing

FECAFOOT president Samuel Eto'o || Image credit: Imago

Samuel Eto'o wants to sue CAF after match-fixing hearing

Faruq Ibrahim 22:29 - 28.06.2024

FECAFOOT president Samuel Eto'o threatens to sue CAF following a disciplinary hearing over match-fixing allegations against him.

Cameroonian legend Samuel Eto'o has announced that he will be suing the Confederation of African Football after he was invited for questioning over match-fixing allegations.

Eto'o faces CAF panel 

The ex-Barcelona striker has been accused of match-fixing in his capacity as head of the Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT).

The retired footballer turned football administrator is accused of having orchestrated the promotion of a team owned by a close associate of his. 

Other than match-fixing allegations, Eto'o also stands accused of spreading false information, making threats, inciting violence and abusing power, in a scalding report sent to FIFA.  

Samuel Eto'o | Photo Credit: Courtesy
Samuel Eto'o is the Fecafoot President. | Photo Credit: Courtesy Samuel Eto'o | Photo Credit: Courtesy

According to a report from Brilla, Eto'o was charged by CAF over these many alleged offences, and last Wednesday, he appeared before a disciplinary panel. 

The outcome of the hearing are unknown at the time of writing, with CAF yet to publish an official statement, but Eto'o seems to be unsatisfied with the process as he has announced he will be seeking redress in court. 

What Eto'o said 

Speaking after the hearing, Eto’o said, “I have mandated my lawyers to file a complaint against CAF and for responsibilities to be established.”

“It was too easy to tarnish everything I had built during these few years in the world of football. CAF launched a press release much too early. This is unacceptable behaviour.” 

Meanwhile, a few weeks ago, Eto'o got into a scuffle with Belgian coach Marc Brys, whom the Cameroonian government hired as the new coach of the national team without his approval as president of FECAFOOT. 

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