By Kila Jisi
Idriss Carlos Kameni, has shed more light on the issue of match fees that was not given to all the players after the win against DR Congo.
Following the agreement with the sports minister in Metz each player bags home FCFA 5million per match won during the World Cup qualifiers.
“We were 26 in camp and a fifa rule says 23 so the others were entitled to only half of the fee”.
The players had to contribute about half a million FCFA 450,000 to provide bonuses for Enoh Eyong, Nicolas Nkoulou and Ghomsi.
“The 23 took the fees, but living as a community we decided it was not fair to allow others with half the fee, so players and staff contributed for all to have almost the same amount”, Kameni explained.
But, Kameni expressed dismay that the players learnt that there were problems with the fees from the press in Tunisia.
“There is need to learn from the errors of the past to build the future, but this is not yet the case, the detractors should look for another strategy to destabilise the team” Kameni said.
Fresh from winning the Dutch league with Ajax Amsterdam, Eyong was recently among a quartet of senior Cameroon stars who met the country’s sports minister to agree player bonuses.
The meeting in France was convened to avoid a repeat of last year’s strike, which involved national team players refusing to play an international friendly in Algeria.
Despite the damage caused to Cameroonian football by the incident, Eyong believes the strike has changed some aspects surrounding the Indomitable Lions for the better.