November 22, 2011
Samuel Eto'o is to face Fecafoot discipline over strike
Samuel Eto'o and Eyong Enoh have been summoned to face a Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) disciplinary committee over their part in a player strike last week. The row over pay led to Cameroon having to cancel a friendly against Algeria.
The pair are due to appear before the committee on Thursday, but are likely to seek a postponement as they want to appear in person.
They also want the Fecafoot officials involved to be summoned to appear.
The row broke out after the team played two games, against Morocco and Sudan, in Marrakesh.
Bonuses and appearance fees for the mini-tournament were not paid and the players decided not to go to Algeria in protest.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto has also been summoned for not responding to the invitation to join the team for the event in Morocco and the aborted match against Algeria.
It is not the first time that Eto'o and Assou-Ekotto have faced a Fecafoot disciplinary committee this year.
In June Eto'o was cleared of missing a training session and showing indiscipline to former coach Javier Clemente.
At the same hearing Assou-Ekotto was given a warning after failing to respond to a call-up from Clemente to play in a Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Senegal on 4 June.
Cameroon's Sport and Physical Education Minister Michel Zoah has also criticised Fecafoot for the failure to play Algeria on 15 November.
Zoah added that a four-man delegation, including former national team goalkeeper Joseph Antoine Bell, will be travelling to Algeria in order to apologise to the country's football authorities and sports ministry.
The delegation will have to wait for their visit as the President of the Algeria Football Federation, Mohamed Raouraoua, is travelling to Morocco for the start of the African Under-23 Championship, which is also the continent's Olympic qualifying tournament.
Article source BBC Sports