Match-Fixing: CAF fines Eto’o $200,000

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The president of the Cameroonian Football Federation (Fecafoot), Samuel Eto’o, has been fined $200,000 amid match-fixing allegations.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) started investigating Samuel Eto’o in August 2023 following “written statements from several Cameroonian football stakeholders” indicting the former Cameroon international of irregularities.

CAF subjected Samuel Eto’o to investigation alongside Valentine Nkwain, president of newly promoted club side Victoria Unit after a group of lower clubs’ owners petitioned both of them. Before the club was promoted, a phone conversation was leaked in which Samuel Eto’o was heard discussing the club’s promotion with the side’s president.

Aside from that, Eto’o decided to enter into a deal with a betting company, 1XBET. The deal made him one of the ambassadors of the betting company.

Apart from that, 1XBET sponsors the top two divisions of men’s professional football in Cameroon and both the men’s and women’s national teams.

Despite all the allegations against Samuel Eto’o, CAF decided to slam a $200,000 fine on him because he “seriously violated the principles of ethics, integrity and sportsmanship” of Caf by signing a contract to be an ambassador for betting company 1XBET.

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