FIFA takes over Cameroon FA

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FIFA has confirmed it is sending an emergency management team to run the troubled Cameroon football federation.

The body explained that it acted after “recent failed attempts to reconcile the football stakeholders in Cameroon and overcome the current impasse.”

The panel to be appointed by FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF), will oversee elections in March 2018, which will replace the controversial polls of 2015 for the Cameroon federation board.

The world football governing body’s intervention comes amid rumours that Cameroon could be stripped of hosting the next African Cup of Nations in June-July 2019.

CAF President Ahmad Ahmad recently cast doubt on the West African nation’s ability to prepare for the expanded 24-team tournament.

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