The 21 young girls who validly defended the colors of La Republique du Cameroon in Yaoundé during the 10th edition of the female Africa Cup of Nations that held from the 19th of November to the 3rd of December 2016) are still clustered in their hotel rooms at Mont Febe.
Concerns have been raised as to why the Indomitable Lionesses are still being taken care of at the expense of the Cameroonian taxpayer four days after the end of the 2016 CAN. Rumor is already circulating about the nonpayment of their match bonuses as recommended by the Cameroonian dictator President Biya.
However, a member of the squad was quoted as saying there was no quarrel over the bonuses and that premiums owed were paid as the objectives were met. A member of the technical staff reportedly told a sister publication Cameroun info.net that the Indomitable Lionesses were still kept in cage for a marketing operation. “The sponsor of the national football teams, Orange Cameroon, organized an evening that held at the Hilton Hotel yesterday Tuesday 6 December 2016) in honor of the Lionesses. The sponsor wanted the presence of all the players. That is why we are waiting. They will be released before the end of this week. So there is no worry.”
After a no-fault run, the Cameroon women lost the final match of the CAN 2016 on Saturday, December 03 at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium in Yaoundé against Nigeria, the eternal Champion. Here is a reminder of the amounts of bonuses related to the performance of Lionesses under CAN 2016
Attendance fee: 500,000 FCFA
Premium of qualification: 4 000 000 FCFA
Qualifying prize for the second round: FCFA 5,000,000
Qualifying prize for the final: 8,000,000 FCFA
Final victory bonus: 10,000,000 FCFA
By Sama Ernest with files from Cameroun info.net