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Cameroon: FA drops bombshell as Nathan Douala, 61 others are accused of double identity

by Lesley Ngwa
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  • 12 of 16 clubs to participate in the 2023/24 MTN Elite One championship playoffs have to justify the identity of a host of their players before 3:30pm today
  • 62 players including AFCON 2023 starman Nathan Douala of Victoria United are in the situation
  • PWD, Bamboutos FC, Avion Academy are amongst clubs with two players on the list while YOSA has up to 13 meanwhile Victoria United and Fortuna have seven cases

The Cameroon football federation (FECAFOOT) has sent shockwaves down the spine of stakeholders following its release of Saturday, March 9, indicating 62 footballers listed for the playoffs phase of the country’s top-flight championship have to provide further details about preliminary information indicating they have double identity.

The publication making waves this Monday in the central African nation have it that 17-year-old Victoria United FC midfielder, Nathan Doualla who was part of Cameroon’s squad at the 34th edition of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) that ended last month in Côte D’Ivoire has to clarify about his identity.

The exercise masterminded by the office of the Secretary General of FECAFOOT is aimed at reducing chances of clubs engaging in administrative confrontation for points when the relegation and title playoffs gets underway this weekend.

YOSA of Bamenda have 13 of their players in this situation while Victoria United with whom they recently had a legal confrontation for the same reason counts up to seven players amongst which is Douala and current deputy top scorer of the MTN Elite One championship, Nji Richmond plus former U-20 international Benga Williams Tchuente now bearing Kylan Tcunte.

AS Fortuna also counts seven players on the list while UMS of Loum and Colombe of Dja have five apiece.

12 of the 16 clubs involved in the playoffs are busy justifying and clarifying the situation of their players before the deadline at 3:30pm this Monday to obtain clearance for the playoffs.

Cotonsport, Aigle, Stade Renard and Canon Yaounde are the only clubs who do not have players with double identity.

The Secretariat of FECAFOOT headed by its Secretary General Blaise Djounang is expected to publish the final list for the competitions this midweek while the playoffs start on the weekend on March 15th.

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