President Biya has today Wednesday, May 24, 2017, signed two decrees appointing officials to the National Football Academy. In the first decree, the Cameroonian dictator appointed the former President of the African Football Confederation, Issa Hayatou as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Football Academy.
The second decree made the coach of Cameroon’s Female Football National team, the Lionesses and current coach of Colombe FC of Dja and Lobo, Karl Enow Ngachu to the post of Director General. The Biya decree made Nimedjé Jules Eloi an assistant to Enow Ngachu.
The mission of the academy is inter alia the initiation and supervision of young people in the practice of high-level football through initial and in-service training of coaches in theoretical and advanced football matters. It also involves the national development and expertise in football and other related trades, and the collection, conservation and dissemination of football documentation.
The Cameroon Football Academy is also responsible for the fundamental and applied research programs to football-related professions. The academy was created six years ago. The appointment of Issa Hayatou is in line with a French policy of rescuing failed leaders. When the late Dr. Boutros Boutos-Ghali failed as UN Secretary General, the French made him Secretary General of the Francophonie.
By Fru James