Cameroon FA President Samuel Eto'o Fils

Cameroon FA President Samuel Eto’o Fils has been fined $200,000 by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

The former Barcelona and Chelsea striker, who was under investigation for alleged match manipulation and violation of the principles of ethics and integrity of football was found guilty of breaching Article 2, paragraph 3 of continent’s football governing body’s ethics.

The Disciplinary Committee of CAF stated that there is no substantial evidence that Eto’o manipulated a football match.

However, his ambassadorial role with a betting company contradicts football officials’ ethics.
“The Disciplinary Board ruled that as it stands, there is insufficient proof to find Mr Samuel Eto’o Fils and Mr Valentin Nkwain guilty of match manipulation,” portion of a CAF statement said Thursday evening.

“However, the Disciplinary Board found Mr Eto’o to have seriously violated the principles of ethics, integrity and sportsmanship as provided in Article 2, paragraph 3 of the CAF Statutes by signing a Brand Ambassador contract with the company 1XBET in exchange for remuneration and consequently fined Mr Eto’o an amount of 200,000 USD.”

The CAF statement did not add whether Eto’o can appeal the decision or not.
Samuel Eto’o has had an illustrious football career before becoming Cameroon FA president about three years ago.

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