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FOOTBALL: FIFA suspends Cameroon, but awards them win over Togo

Published:Friday | July 5, 2013 | 7:46 AM

World football governing body FIFA has provisionally suspended Cameroon's football federation as the fallout from last month's election continues.

FIFA says its decision was taken because of government interference.

The suspension could prevent Cameroon playing a key World Cup qualifier against Libya on September 6.

The suspension came on the same day the national side went top of its World Cup qualifying group, because Togo fielded an ineligible player against them.

The results of the June 19 Cameroon’s football federation polls were cancelled by the body's own appeals committee after technical complaints from the losing candidates.

Iya Mohammed was reelected as the organisation's president despite still being detained by the Cameroon authorities for alleged financial mismanagement of the state-owned cotton company.

The world governing body says it will help set up an emergency committee to run the association, whose main aim will be to organise and hold elections by March 31, 2014.


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