Cameroon national football team goes on strike
November 17, 2011
Cameroon's national football team, the Indomitable Lions, are staging their own lockout over salary issues. However, unlike western sports teams, the players are not whining that they aren't making enough money. Rather, they claim that they have not yet received bonuses that were promised to them weeks ago, according to The Washington Post.
"Considering that the problem of bonus payments was already made clear one week ago and that no solution was forthcoming...the players have decided not to take the trip to Algiers," they said in a statement, the news publication reported.
The team was supposed to play an exhibition game in Algeria on Tuesday, and the Algerian Football Federation was forced to cancel the game.
In spite of this sticky situation and the setbacks that came when they failed to qualify for the African Cup of Nations, the Lions have been performing well lately. They recently won the LG Cup in Marrakesh against Morocco, the news source reports.
Sports fans can make calls to Cameroon to find out the latest news on the mini lock-out situation.