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CAF disciplinary committee delivers verdict on Samuel Eto’o’s match-fixing allegations

by Lesley Ngwa
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The Disciplinary Board of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has slammed a fine of $200k on president Samuel Eto’o Fils of the Cameroon Football federation (FECAFOOT) for signing a partnership with betting giants 1XBet while stating they have not found enough evidence to sanction him for match-fixing and manipulation.

The decision released this Tuesday stated that Eto’o breached FIFA ethics by becoming brand Ambassador for 1XBet and so has been sanctioned to the tune of 125 millions FCFA.

The release from the CAF Communications department read as follows;

“The Confédération Africaine de Football (“CAF”) Disciplinary Board sat on the matter of Fédération Camerounaise de Football (‘’FECAFOOT’’) President Mr Samuel Eto’o Fils.

“Mr Eto’o was facing charges of alleged manipulation of football matches and violating the principles of ethics and integrity.”

“The Disciplinary Board ruled that as it stands, there is insufficient proof to find Mr Samuel Eto’o Fils and Mr Valentin Nkwain guilty of match manipulation.

“However, the Disciplinary Board found Mr Eto’o to have seriously violated the principles of ethics, integrity and sportsmanship as provided in Article 2 paragraph 3 of the CAF Statutes by signing a Brand Ambassador contract with the company 1XBET in exchange for remuneration and consequently fined Mr Eto’o an amount of 200,000 USD.”

Everything being equal, Eto’o who signed a contract to earn 300 millions FCFA from the betting franchise will annul the deal and gladly take this fine as he and his followers had fear for worst.

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