Joseph Antoine Bell, has announced his intention to be a candidate for the election of the future president of the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) currently led by a standardization committee since September 2017.
The 63-year-old former goalkeeper of the Indomitable Lions who has just been named a member of the Fifa Dispute Resolution Chamber, after being recruited to the organizing committee for the African Cup of Nations football at CAF, aims to lead the FECAFOOT, where elections are scheduled in 2018.
Bell is noted for his anti Anglophone stance and had led a revolt against a former Southern Cameroons Indomitable Lions, Tataw Eta Stephen over the captaincy of the team. During a friendly in Cairo, Egypt immediately after the 1990 World Cup, he avoided the team photo, rushed to the referee and exchanged flags as the captain in absolute disregard for Tataw Stephen. Some seven months ago, he told a Yaounde based newspaper that there was nothing as an Anglophone problem.
By Sama Ernest