Samuel Eto’o has been considered by the Morgan Sports Law Firm, ineligible to continue with his mandate as President of the Cameroon Football Federation, following his sentence by a Spanish court.
The former footballer was given a 22-month jail term for tax fraud, while he was still playing in Spain. It was decided he will pay a 1.8 million-Euro fine and not serve the time. The verdict was given during a hearing on June 20.
Following Monday’s court judgment, the Morgan Sports Law Firm wrote a letter to CAS, arguing that Samuel Eto’o Fils was no longer eligible to head the Cameroon Football Federation, according to FECAFOOT statutes.
Article 36 of the FECAFOOT statutes states that anyone sentenced to more than three months in jail cannot be FECAFOOT President, the Law firm referenced.
Given Eto’o’s 22-month sentencing, he is above the said period.
The Morgan Sports Law Firm further referred to article 47 of the FECAFOOT statutes, which stipulates that the Presidency of the Federation will be considered vacant if the President dies, is dismissed, or becomes ineligible in the course of his mandate.
Eto’o is yet to comment on the claims advanced by the Morgan Sports Law Firm.