This was during an election held by the General Assembly of FECAFOOT on December 13th, 2018 in Yaounde.
There have been severe management crises in the Cameroon Football Federation in the recent years. The problems ranged from power tussle to mismanagement of resources that led to a dramatic scandal and the dissolution of the administrative bureau of the Cameroon Football management body. A normalization committee was substituted to manage the affairs of football for a period of time during which they were to dust and empty the house of all unclean entities before organizing free and fair election. This was done.
Elections were open and interested candidates presented their candidature. After some candidates’ files were rejected due to incomplete documents, the Normalization Committee led by Dieudonne Happi was left with seven run up for the most top job of the Cameroon Football Federation. At the end of the elections that unfolded on December 13th, 2018 at the CAF Excellence Center in Mbankomo, at the outskirts of Yaounde, Seidou Mbombo Njoya emerged victorious after the sixty-six votes were cast. He had a landslide victory of 46 votes out of the 66 votes cast beating former Cameroon goal keeper Joseph Antoine Bell who had 17 votes, Daniel Mongue Nyamsi 3 votes. Emmanuel Egbe Bissong who teamed up with Herve patrick Tchinda to form a team was not able to convince any of the delegates so to was Maboang kessack. All of the election process unfolded in the presence of representatives from the World management body, FIFA and the Confederation of African Football.
Seidou Mbombo Njoya is not a stranger in the world of football or in the management of Cameroon football. He was the former vice president of the Federation and therefore masters the daunting task that lies ahead. He has worked for both CAF and FIFA. His 19 years of experience in the domain serves as an added advantage to this former President of the Federal Football Club of Noun. Seidou Mbombou Njoya is the son of the sultan of Bamoun, Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya, who was president of FECAFOOT from 1961-1964. He prides himself as “man of the situation” and expressed his wish to assemble and work with all the different stakeholders of the football sector to rebuild, and reconstruct Cameroon football on the values of ethics, good governance and professionalization.
It is hoped that with his rich experience he will be able to revive the Cameroon Football Federation and give to Cesar what belongs to Cesar.