The Cameroonian Football Federation (French : Fédération Camerounaise de Football) is the governing body of football in Cameroon. It is known as FECAFOOT. The acting President of FECAFOOT is Seydou Mbombouo Njoya elected in December 2018
French is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d'oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) has largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul like Gallia Belgica and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. Today, owing to France's past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, most notably Haitian Creole. A French-speaking person or nation may be referred to as Francophone in both English and French.
Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west and north; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon's coastline lies on the Bight of Biafra, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. Although Cameroon is not an ECOWAS member state, it is geographically and historically in West Africa with the Southern Cameroons which now form her Northwest and Southwest Regions having a strong West African history. The country is sometimes identified as West African and other times as Central African due to its strategic position at the crossroads between West and Central Africa.
The Cameroon national football team, nicknamed in French Les Lions Indomptables, is the national team of Cameroon. It is controlled by the Fédération Camerounaise de Football and has qualified seven times for the FIFA World Cup, more than any other African team. However, the team has only made it once out of the group stage. They were the first African team to reach the quarter-final of the World Cup, in 1990, losing to England in extra time. They have also won five Africa Cup of Nations titles.
The Cameroon national women's football team, is the national team of Cameroon and is controlled by the Cameroon Football Association. They finished second in the 1991, 2004, 2014, and 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations, participated in the 2012 Olympic Games and have competed in their first ever FIFA Women's World Cup in 2015.
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Didier Six is a former French international footballer. He played as a winger and he earned 52 caps and scored 13 goals for the France national football team. He played in the 1978 FIFA World Cup and the 1982 FIFA World Cup, and was also part of the winning team at Euro 84. He also acquired Turkish citizenship in order to play as a neutral player at Galatasaray. He played with his Turkish citizenship at Galatasaray as Dündar Siz and won Turkish First League championship with Galatasaray in 1987–88 season. Six was signed by the Togolese Football Federation as coach for the Togo national football team in November 2011.
Stade de Mbouda is a multi-use stadium in Mbouda, Cameroon. It is currently used mostly for football matches. It serves as a home ground of Bamboutos FC. The stadium holds 12,000 people. Mbouda was selected as first of a series of ten Cameroonian cities to be part of a program to upgrade football facilities in Cameroon. Consequently, Stade de Mbouda was renovated, extended and can be ranked second stadium in the Cameroonian western province, which hosts five of overall fourteen first division teams in Cameroon. After this face lifting, that was jointly financed by the Cameroonian Football Association (FECAFOOT) and MTN, the (re)inauguration of Stade de Mbouda was scheduled on Saturday, January 31.
Sports in Cameroon is practiced widely by the population and advocated by the national government. Cameroonians take pride in victories at international competitions, making sport an important source of national unity. Traditional sports in Cameroon include canoe racing, swimming, tug of war, and wrestling. Wrestling has featured in the initiation rites and other ceremonies of ethnic groups such as the Bakweri and the Duala. However, in modern times, sports such as basketball, boxing, cycling, handball, netball, and table tennis have become popular. The 40 km Mount Cameroon Race of Hope draws several hundred runners each year. Tourists hike, rock climb, and mountaineer, especially up Mount Cameroon. Yaoundé, Tiko and Kribi have golf courses. Rugby union is also played, with about 15 clubs and 3000 players nationally.
Gautier Bello is a Cameroonian footballer.
Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is a professional footballer who plays as a forward or winger for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Cameroon national team.
The most popular sport in Cameroon is football. The national team is traditionally one of the strongest teams on the African continent. They have participated in the World Cup 5 times, and in 1990 they reached the quarter-finals. It took extra time before England won the game 3–2. They have also won the African Cup of Nations 4 times as well as winning Olympic gold in Sydney in 2000. Among the most famous players are Roger Milla, Thomas N'Kono and Samuel Eto'o.
The Cameroon national beach soccer team represents Cameroon in international beach soccer competitions and is controlled by the Cameroonian Football Federation, the governing body for football in Cameroon.
Cameroon Olympic football team represents Cameroon in international football competitions in Olympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23, except during the Olympic Games where the use of three overage players is allowed. The team is controlled by the Cameroonian Football Federation.
The Cameroon national under-17 football team represents Cameroon in football at this age level and is controlled by the Fédération Camerounaise de Football. The team competes in the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations and FIFA U-17 World Cup, both held every two years.
Jacques Ekangue Tabi is a Cameroonian footballer playing last with FK Hajduk Kula in the Serbian SuperLiga.
André-Frank Zambo Anguissa is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a centre midfielder for Premier League club Fulham and the Cameroonian national team.
Michel Vaillant Mbiobe Mouegni is a Cameroonian footballer, who plays as a striker for Trayal, on loan from Mladost Lučani.
Jeando Pourrat Fuchs is a footballer who currently plays for FC Sochaux-Montbéliard in the Ligue 2. He represented the France national youth teams up until the France U20, but chose to represent Cameroon on the senior level.
Blind football in Cameroon is a sport played by people with vision impairments in Cameroon. The sport is currently in the development stage, with various activities supporting these efforts. A national competition for the sport took place in September 2016.
Cameroonian Federation of Sports the Intellectually Disabled (FECASDI) is the national sports federation for sportspeople with intellectual disabilities competing in International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability (INAS) and Paralympic events. They organize national ID sports championships. The federation was recognized by law in 2010, and then became a member of the Cameroonian Paralympic Committee in 2011. FECASDI has tried to get its sportspeople qualified for the 2012 Summer Paralympics. They have also hosted several conferences.
Cameroonian Sports Federation for People with Disabilities (FECASH) was one of the primary national sports federation for people with disabilities in Cameroon prior to the organization being dissolved in August 2011. It served as the country's National Paralympic Committee for many years. Problems with internal governance arose starting in the early 2000s and continued until the federation closed.
Jean-Marie Aléokol Mabiemé is a Cameroonian political figure and disability sports administrator. He served as the Secretary of State to the Minister of Defense, and was appointed as a Cameroonian senator.
Special Olympics Cameroon is the national sports federation for people with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 2005, the Chairman of the Board was Christophe Ampouam and Director was Jean-Marie Aléokol Mabiemé.
The 2018–19 CAF Confederation Cup is the 28th edition of Africa's secondary club football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and the 16th edition under the current CAF Confederation Cup title.