Striking Lions cause financial strife for Cameroon
November 30, 2011
Cameroon's national football team, the Indomitable Lions, recently went on strike and their protest could cost the country a lot. The players decided to strike after they were not paid their promised bonuses, according to BusinessWeek. The strike caused the team to pull out of an exhibition game against Algeria, which has spurred the Algerian Football Federation to seek reimbursement for the cost of putting the Cameroon team up in the nation's capital city, the AFP reports.
"The Algerian Football Federation has sent a bill to Fecafoot (the Cameroon federation) for $1 million," Cameroon's sports minister, Michel Zoa, told the nation's parliament, according to the news source.
He also explained that the presidents of each nation's football federation already met to try to come to an agreement but were unable to devise a viable solution.
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