Fixed match bonuses for the Indomitable Lions
The Indomitable Lions will each be paid 5-million CFA Francs (about S$9 550) for any win in the World Cup qualifiers, which start this weekend, and 4-million FCFA ($7 640) for victory in an African Nations Cup preliminary.
They will be paid 2,5-million FCFA ($4 770) and 2-million FCFA ($3 820) for draws in the two tournaments while will be given 500,000 FCFA ($955) for every call-up to a competitive match, sports ministry officials said.
All the money comes from state coffers and should the team qualify for the World Cup or Nations Cup finals they will be entitled to a special bonus to be decided by the government.
The payments were decided after a meeting in France last week between Sports and Physical Education Minister Adoum Garoua and a selection of senior players, including goalkeeper Idriss Carlos Kameni, Ajax Amsterdam midfielder Enoh Eyong, who is vice captain, and Arsenal’s Alexandre Song.
Eto'o was given an eight-month ban for leading a strike last November when the Cameroon refused to play a friendly in Algeria because they had not been paid promised bonuses.
The teams played two friendlies in three days in Morocco but then refused to travel onto Algeria in protest at not receiving monies.
Eto’o misses the World Cup qualifier against the Democratic Republic of Congo in Yaounde on Saturday and the June 10 meeting away against Libya in the Tunisian town of Sfax.
Cameroon also play on June 16 at home to Guinea Bissau in a 2013 Nations Cup qualifier.