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Cameroon: SYNAFOC Conderms Violent Assaults On Match Officials.

Cameroon Footballers Syndicate, SYNAFOC, has released a statement condemning assaults on match officials in the Elite 1&2 championship.

This was in a Press Release by the institution on April 27th by Secretary-General Daniel Blaise Ngos concerning the assaults on Match officials.

In a matchday 25 clash of the MTN Elite two football championship – AS Lausanne fans, players and officials molested match officials after a 1-2 defeat to Rangers on Wednesday, as they believed the penalty awarded to Rangers was a controversial one.

The same scenario also occurred at Bertoua Municipal Stadium, between Stade Beetoua and Victoria United after match officials were attacked for what the fans call “controversial officiating”

In reaction, the Homologation and Disciplinary Committee of the Football Federation banned AS Lausanne from all its competitions next year and fined the club the sum of 19 million frs CFA – plus a five-year ban to the coach Cyrien Noufessi and a two-year ban each to two of their players: Yannick Ngono and Andrien Jordan.

While Stade Bertoua were fined 2Million frs CFA and their stadium was banned for the rest of the season.

In the release, the National Football Syndicate also condemns the act with strong terms as they sympathise with the victims of the act.

The institution also called on all football stakeholders to respect fair play in the game of football and called on the Football Federation to ensure proper security in stadiums during match days.

The Press Release by Synafoc

In February this year, the same scenario occurred at the Bafang Municipal Stadium in a matchday 14 elite two clash between Unisport of Bafang and Victoria United as fans molested match officials for awarding what they call a ‘controversial penalty ‘ at the 92nd minute of the game.

In response, the Transitional Council of Professional Football suspended the Bafang Municipal Stadium indefinitely.

The issue has also been cancer at the level of the Elite One football championship after clubs likes PWD Bamenda, Yong Sports Academy and others have cried foul for officiating by match officials.


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