Milla wants Cameroon Federation fired
Scared his country, absent from this year’s African Nations Cup may again not qualify for the next edition, Cameroon's football legend Roger Milla has created a movement to press for firing of the football federation and the return of captain Samuel Eto'o to the national squad.
"We have to put back our football on the rails, good footing because what we are going through with the current management team is unbelievable,” he told reporters after the launch of a committee to ‘redress’ Cameroon football, known by its French acronym COCIREFCA (Comite Citoyen pour le Redressement du Football Camerounais).
“Nobody seems worried as we move from failure to failure. This must end and things must move forward. The current Fecafoot management team has to go, (president) Iya Mohamed and his men must make way. Cameroon football can no longer be run by kidnappers," he said.
The committee has been set up by a group of former players, who want a bigger say in federation affairs. Milla has long had run-ins with football authorities in Cameroon but is given a special status because of his feats in helping the country to reach the 1990 World Cup quarter-finals.
Eto’o is suspended after leading a strike by the national team over unpaid money. It led the cancellation of a scheduled friendly match in Algeria in November.