Cameroon federation hearing over strike postponed

By Leocadia BongbenBBC Sport, Yaounde
Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o
Samuel Eto'o faces a Cameroon FA disciplinary hearing over a player strike

The Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) has postponed a disciplinary committee hearing over a player strike.

Captain Samuel Eto'o and his assistant Eyong Enoh were summoned to face the committee on Thursday over their part in this month's strike.

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

The pair could not appear before the committee because of club commitments in Europe which resulted in the postponement.

"At the request of the players who wish to be present and defend themselves at the hearing, the disciplinary committee meeting initially billed for November 24, has been postponed to December 12," a statement from Fecafoot said.

The row broke out after the team played two games, against Morocco and Sudan, in Marrakesh.

Bonuses and appearance fees for the mini-tournament were not paid and the players decided not to go to Algeria in protest.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto has also been summoned for not responding to the invitation to join the team for the event in Morocco and the aborted match against Algeria.

It is not the first time that Eto'o and Assou-Ekotto have faced a Fecafoot disciplinary committee this year.

In June Eto'o was cleared of missing a training session and showing indiscipline to former coach Javier Clemente.

At the same hearing Assou-Ekotto was given a warning after failing to respond to a call-up from Clemente to play in a Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Senegal on 4 June.