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Minister Wants Adventurers Chased Out Of Sports Federations

The Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Pierre Ismael Bidoung MKpatt, has challenged the Technical Commission to oversee the activities of various Sport Federations and report to him.

The Minster was speaking in Yaoundé while commissioning members of the Commission into office.

The Commission, headed by Lucien Nanga and assisted by Eleuthere Manga Zambo, was tasked to ensure that square pegs are put in square holes.

“I want this commission to be very transparent and steadfast to enable right and competent people to take their rightful places,” the Minister stated.

He added that building up strategies for the elections of new leaders at the helm of each of the sports federations is the primordial function of the Technical Commission.

He equally urged them to examine the constitutions of each federation and point out if all have been functioning within the norms.

To the sports boss, the Commission has to critically review activities for the previous years, both at national and regional levels.

Sport federation heads have been enjoying some additional time in their offices after their mandates long expired in 2016.

During the event, the Minster congratulated FECAFOOT and FECAVOLLEY for their wonderful efforts in organising the 2016 Women AFCON and the just ended World Volleyball Grand Prix in Cameroon.

Bidoung MKpatt said Cameroon needs leaders that will boost the various sports disciplines by searching for performing sports men and women that can fly the Cameroon flag in international competitions.

“Upcoming elections should separate sport lovers from adventurers,” he said.

Speaking at the event, Eleuthere Manga Zambo, said their assignment is a tedious one, given the poor structuring of most of the federations.

“But we will follow the Minister’sinstruction to the letter,” he promised.

Most of the sports federations in Cameroon are plagued by mismanagement.Some of them lack working space, offices, sport infrastructure and equipment, hence making them ghost federations.

The situation is further compounded by poor management characterised by administrative bottle necks.


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