The Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) has issued a robust response to dispel a wave of false information circulating about the national team during the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). In an official statement, Blaise Djounang, the Secretary-General of FECAFOOT, took a proactive approach to address and refute the rumors that had been circulating.
Particularly, the statement targeted and rejected speculations surrounding a supposed conflict between the FA president, Samuel Eto’o, and the head coach, Rigobert Song. By directly addressing and debunking these rumors, FECAFOOT aims to quell any misinformation and maintain a unified front within the national team.
He also denied claims of expelled former stars within the Cameroonian delegation, labelling them as “crudely crafted fake news.”
Djounang warned that such misinformation could “destabilize the national team, its technical staff, and its administrative support staff.”
He encouraged fans to stay vigilant against misleading content and rely on official sources for accurate information. Furthermore, he appealed to social media users to foster a “serene” environment for the team by showing restraint and refraining from spreading unverified rumors.
Cameroon initiated their AFCON campaign on Monday with a draw against a 10-man Guinea side. With upcoming matches against Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, maintaining focus and avoiding the influence of false narratives will be vital for their Afcon aspirations.
In the fast-paced world of sports, where rumors can spread swiftly, the swift and clear response from FECAFOOT aims to protect the reputation and cohesion of the national team, fostering an atmosphere conducive to success in the ongoing competition.
See communique below: