The selection of Cameroon on Friday, still on track to go to Egypt for the world Cup. The players of head coach Clarence Seedorf was on Thursday not to show up for their flight after negotiations with the football association on the insurance premiums, were unsuccessful.
“We are not satisfied with the proposal made by the government, but we have decided to put all of the negotiations of our insurance premiums to the strike”, reported the players, among whom are Ajax, goalkeeper Andre Onana, in a statement.
The players of the league with a contribution of almost 30,000 euros, but demanded double that amount. The ministry of Sports of Cameroon, has now promised to give each player a one-time bonus of 5 million CFA francs (approximately 7 500 euro) if they would be the first match in Egypt on Tuesday against Guinea-Bissau, and to win.
The selection of Cameroon, wrote on Friday morning, shortly after six players with the league, and the prosecutor’s office, the conversation had gone in an open letter to the leadership of the union because they are upset about the lack of financial support.
In the open letter are eleven places where the selection is to be dissatisfied about. That was a lot of players for their trip to the Africa fund and the recent training camp in Madrid, and will not be paid for by the poor, and even more.
Also, the lack of communication between the leadership of the league and the players, leading to frustrations with the selection process. According to the players, it is the disorganization of Cameroon, for the reason that, among others, Joel Matip (Liverpool), and Nicolas N koulou (Torino) for their country and want it to come true.
Onana has been one of the players in the selection of Cameroon. (Photo: Pro-Shots)
Also, the players in Zimbabwe were threatened with a boycott
It was also a question as to whether the opening match of the Africa Cup between Egypt and Zimbabwe, Friday night (kick-off at 22: 00) was good to go. The players from Zimbabwe were threatened with a boycott, but it is now back on the road.
A number of players from Zimbabwe were Friday morning at the news agency, AP, anonymous, they complain about it, because the football association would not have been paid, and both parties sat night, not to be a solution that would prove to be.
In the meantime, there is, however, agreement was reached and the players of Zimbabwe are simply going to have Friday night on the pitch at the Cairo Stadium, which seats nearly 75,000 people.
The 32nd edition of the African Cup starts on Friday and ends on the 19th of July. There are 24 countries which participated in the event, that is, in the past, in the winter it was to be held. Cameroon would be the world Cup this year is really organizing, but it got this right because of financial problems, losing to Egypt in the south.
Cameroon is in a group with Guinea-Bissau, Ghana, and burkina faso. The ‘Indomitable Lions’ have won it in 2017, in the last edition of the Africa Cup, at that time under the leadership of the Belgian Georges Leekens.