Conceiçao dismissal: CAS confirms over F CFA 1 billion fine imposed on FECAFOOT

The Court of Arbitration for Sport CAS has confirmed FIFA’s decision ordering the Cameroon Football Federation, FECAFOOT, to pay over FCFA 1 billion to former Indomitable Lions’ head coach Antonio Conceicao as compensation for breach of contract.

The federation was sentenced to pay the huge compensation last July 2022 following a complaint tabled by the former Indomitable Lions’ coach to FIFA. FIFA had ruled in favor of Conceicao and ordered FECAFOOT to pay over FCFA 1 billion for an “abusive breach of contract”.

The Federation appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sports, CAS, the highest jurisdictional organization in sports, and Fecafoot was again found guilty.

Reacting to the CAS ruling, Fecafoot indicated in a release signed by the Secretary General on May 10th that, “the relevant arguments developed at CAS do not seem to have been taken into account (non-respect of contractual clauses to name but these),”.

They however take note of this decision and reserve the right to appeal to the Swiss Federal Court.

It should be recalled that Antonio Conceiçao was sacked by FECAFOOT President Samuel Eto’o after the Lions finished third during the 2021 AFCON while he was still under contract with the Indomitable Lions.

Source: Cameroon News Agency