- FECAFOOT president Samuel Eto’o met with PM Chief Joseph Dion Ngute to prepare the 2nd edition of the international plantain festival
- The festival is scheduled to run from November 30 to December 3
The President of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT), Samuel Eto’o, was part of the delegation that met with the Prime Minister abd Head of Government, Chief Dr Dion Ngute, on Wednesday, October 4 to discuss the upcoming plantain and Banana festival planned for later this year.
The 2nd edition of the international plantain festival, scheduled for November 30 to December 3, in the South-West region is expected to pull together stakeholders and ex internationals of Cameroon and Nigeria.
Eto’o and the crew met the head of government to seek his blessings as it was the case during the 2022 edition in the South Region of Cameroon.
The President of the South West Regional Assembly, Zaccheus Bakoma Elango, the Chief of House, Dr Atem Ebako, and the President of the FBPC, Tony Obama were all part of the meeting.
They discussed various aspects of organizing and promoting the festival, which will highlight the rich cultural and agricultural diversity of the region.
A friendly match between the former Indomitable Lions of 2000 and the Super Eagles of Nigeria of the same era will be one of the main attractions of the festival.
The match will honor the legendary rivalry and friendship between the two teams, who clashed in the final of the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations. FECAFOOT will coordinate and facilitate the participation of the former players.
Joseph Dion Ngute expressed his satisfaction with the progress made so far and reiterated his support for the success of the festival.
He also commended the initiative of bringing together football icons from Cameroon and Nigeria, as a way of fostering peace and unity in the region. He urged all stakeholders to work together to make the festival a memorable event for all.
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