Sunday, February 21, 2016

Fish Pond? No, 1st Division football Club Home play ground in Cameroon.

Going through the comments on the previous post of 15000 Africans footballers being moved under uncertainty, every participant brought out different reasons why these players fall victim: Lack of media involvement, lack of professional training, infrastructural deficiency, low pay package, conflict of interest, lack of sponsors, lack of patriotism.
In a survey carried out , Cameroon footballers both in the diaspora and home stood to identify the main problem with Cameroon football.  The most alarming of all was infrastructure.  Every footballer wants to see the pride of the game he plays to entertain and enrich others: The play environment. At least if the money is not in the pocket let the pride and integrity be there. We are going to take a look at the play grounds of some encounters between Elite 1 clubs.
UMS Loum Winner of 2015 Cameroon Cup home fish pond field

2014 Winners of Cameron and Cameroons representative in African championship Cotton Sport de Garoua vs Racing

African Championship Winners, Canon de Yaounde and Union de Douala battling it

2014/2015 Cameroon cup finalist Panther Vs Fouvu de Baham playing a league match on an unidentified pitch in the West
Ngoundere untraced Municipal stadium

Training ground for 86years old Canon de Yaounde

Bamenda Municipal stadium, supposed home field for YOSA

Home ground for Panther de Nde 2009 winners of Cameroon Cup and 2 times runner up

This is just an over view of soe of the horrible night mares that these players have to deal with through the career. Yet we want to achieve professional excellence in football. While others have fish ponds for pitches, others are battling on farm lands and sandy layouts.
How do we expect these players to be satisfied, stay home and became local champions when their game has no pride, no environmental safety, no respect and above all no money?
This is the time to make your voices heard people. You are the change you need.
Special thanks to CAMFOOT, for providing most of the pictures.


  1. Hahahahahaha...its funny and at the same time pathetic.Actually has never developed a country if not Brazil will be where the united states is.None the less countries like ours whose bad image outside is only cleaned by football should really invest on the game.Its no doubt that if cameroon is united today one of the factors is the peoples love for the game,anglo and franco.So my opinion is that the state invest on these part of cameroonians lives,if every region is dotted with a good football platform,whether synthetic or natural it will really help promote the game and maybe drag sponsors.
    A professional league we call it...its yet to be...

  2. My eyes are full of guilt watching these dirty images from a country known in the world as ''soccre temple". It leaves me with nothing than to come back to the fact that there is really no pride in the game and where are the Million of dollars supposed to have been handed in during Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup Participations??? Who is at the Head of.... God have mercy and somebody somewhere should be appointed at. Sylvie thank you for the updates. I wish we could copy from Egypt and South Africa.

  3. Wow sysy I just believe so much of you bringing a change to this football myth in Cameroon. Unless Cameroonians acknowledge the fact that we are still in the dark ages when it comes to football,we will never see the green light. Its so aching to see greed on every football investor but yet we expect change.Charity they say begins at home.Do you know the budget the government sets aside every year for football and to clubs for the professional league in Cameroon and when this budget goes out to various clubs what happens to the money. Players in the pro league play matches without bonuses and no training bonuses too but still yet they can't be compensated with good pitches. We are the government so change must start from us as individuals first. Cotton sport is the best team in Cameroon and one of the best in Africa but are they not facing the same issues other clubs in Cameroon are facing but still yet they excell. It is because they took the challenge to bring football to the standard they want and we can all see it pays off. Mind you they have a good pitch. The question now is: was it fecafoot or the government that got all these for them? So the earlier we put away the finger pointing aand take up our responsilities the better for our football