Loyalty contract may help Cameroon national football team's success this year
February 29, 2012
Players on Cameroon's national football team, the Indomitable Lions, recently signed contracts vowing their loyalty to their team. Reuters reports the contracts require the players to not only respect one another and the game, but the country as well. This contract comes after a player strike over unpaid bonuses caused quite a bit of drama and embarrassment for the country.
The Lions failed to qualify for this year's Africa Cup of Nations, much to the chagrin of their fans, and many hope their contractual obligations will help keep them motivated in this year's qualifiers.
"It is a great honor to play for my country. I will represent it with loyalty, fidelity and courage," the contract states, according to the news source.
AllAfrica reports the team is set to take on Guinea Bissau in the first qualifying match for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, which will be the first game they've played since November, just before the strike.
You Might Also Like...
- Cameroon army arrives at national park to protect elephants from poachers
- Striking Lions cause financial strife for Cameroon
- More than half the candidates disqualified from Cameroon presidential election
- Cameroon Olympic team to train in Scotland prior to the London games
- Tree disease attacks Camaroon's cocoa crops, farmers seek government help