Presidency to handle Indomitable Lions strike

Cameroonian Samuel Eto'o
Four-time African Footballer of the Year Samuel Eto'o had been due to appear before a Cameroon Football Federation inquiry on Thursday

Cameroon's presidency is to launch its own inquiry into the row that prompted last week's Indomitable Lions strike.

The pay dispute led to Cameroon having to cancel a friendly against Algeria.

For their part in the row, Samuel Eto'o and Eyong Enoh had been due to appear before a Cameroon football federation disciplinary committee on Thursday.

That has now been indefinitely postponed after the presidency asked Fecafoot to put disciplinary procedures on hold.

Cameroon's Sport and Physical Education Minister Michel Zoah had previously criticised Fecafoot for the failure to play Algeria on 15 November.

But plans to send a four-man delegation, including former national team goalkeeper Joseph Antoine Bell, to Algeria to apologise to the country's football authorities and sports ministry have fallen through.

This was after the Cameroonian delegation failed to source visas for the trip.

The row over money broke out after the Indomitable Lions played two games, against Morocco and Sudan, in Marrakesh.

After bonuses and appearance fees for the mini-tournament were not paid on time, the players decided not to go to Algeria in protest.

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