Paul Atanga Nji and some cameroon ministers, backs Le coq sportif against One all sports while Yannick noah intends to talk to Frank Biya the presidents’s son to use his influence to convince the president.
According to Pan-African magazine Jeune Afrique, the French equipment manufacturer Le Coq Sportif intends to use all possible means to bend the Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT) and its president Samuel Eto’o Fils.
The audience granted a few days ago to Marc-Henri Beausire, boss of Le Coq Sportif and Yannick Noah at the Ministry of Sports and the Presidency of the Republic falls within the framework of this desire of the equipment manufacturer.
Arriving in Yaoundé on September 11, 2022, the CEO of Le Coq Sportif Marc-Henri Beausire arrived cameroon through Air France flight, with boxes containing equipment specially made for the World Cup”, reveals Jeune Afrique. Subsequently, continues the same source, Marc-Henri Beausire and Yannick Noah “engaged in intense lobbying with the Cameroonian authorities, hoping to make Fecafoot bend. »
The two Le Coq Sportif brand managers later spoke with the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi, to whom the jersey made for the Indomitable Lions for the Qatar 2022 World Cup was presented. .
“They assured him that the equipment intended for the national selections would in the future be made exclusively with cotton of Cameroonian origin. A few hours later, in the early evening, they were received by Samuel Mvondo Ayolo, the influential director of the civil cabinet of the presidency, who promised them to report on their conversation to President Paul Biya,” reports Jeune Afrique.
The pan-African magazine in an article published on its digital edition points out that the two personalities who represent Le Coq Sportif were able to win the support of several members of the Cameroonian government, including Paul Atanga Nji, Minister of Territorial Administration.
According to JA, the former tennis champion is mobilizing all his acquaintances and relatives in the regime to bring FECAFOOT to reconsider its decision. “Close to Franck Biya, the son of the Head of State, Yannick Noah works to mobilize anyone likely to push the president to intervene in favor of Le Coq Sportif. Not sparing his efforts, the former tennis player also sent an explanatory memo to Emmanuel Macron during his visit to Village Noah, on the sidelines of his official visit to Cameroon in July,” wrote Jeune Afrique.
In the same vein, the same source indicates that Samuel Eto’o has also activated his networks to send his arguments to the Élysée.