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Cameroon: Coq Sportif charges against Samuel Eto'o and FECAFOOT

President of the Cameroon Football Federation Samuel Eto'o during the 2022 Women's Africa Cup of Nations match between Cameroon and Zambia held at the Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca, Morocco on 03 July 2022 ©Alain Guy Suffo/Sports Inc - Photo by Icon sport
Cameroon: Coq Sportif charges against Samuel Eto'o and FECAFOOT

The French firm announces its imminent return to court, in the context of the case that opposes it to the Cameroonian Federation of Football (Fécafoot).

The truce is over! The conflict between Le Coq Sportif and the Cameroon Football Federation (Fécafoot) is about to go into overtime. After having put a pause to the crisis because of the participation of Cameroon in the last World Cup in Qatar, the French BRAND returns to the charge against Samuel Eto'o and the Federation he leads. In a letter signed January 31, 2023, the president of the brand announces the imminent opening of "the litigation procedure on the merits.

Indeed, on November 3, 2022, the judicial court of Paris, ruling in this case haD decided in favor of the Coq Sportif. The court ordered the maintenance of its two contracts (equipment and license) as well as their execution by the Fécafoot until December 31, 2023. But the French clothing company notes that Fécafoot has not respected any of its contractual obligations.

In any case," says Marc-Henri Beausire to Samuel Eto'o, "in addition to the absolutely considerable prejudice suffered as a result of your deliberate refusal to perform your contractual commitments, particularly during the last World Cup, the fact that Fécafoot can avail itself of this contractual package unilaterally, partially and whenever it wishes, naturally causes our company a new and particularly significant prejudice. While "the entirety of the planned endowment in order to equip" the Cameroonian delegation to this Qatari World "was ready".

CHAN 2022: Le Coq Sportif accuses

The equipment manufacturer regrets that the Fécafoot grants itself "the possibility of using the equipment of our brand to equip" its selections according to its "good will". Le Coq Sportif informs Fécafoot that it was brought to its knowledge that the local selection of Cameroon was still wearing its equipment during the African Nations Championship in Algeria. "False", retorts an employee of Fecafoot. "At no time, a member of the Cameroonian delegation has worn the equipment of the Coq Sportif," he insists. It is in the Court that it will have to prove it.

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