Presidents of clubs in Cameroon have launched a campaign against football association chiefs to recoup money they claim they are owed from Cameroon’s World Cup campaign.
An agreement reached before the World Cup stipulated that 15 per cent of the £1.5 million revenues would be paid to clubs.
Of that 15 per cent, ten is to go to clubs in the top division, and five to clubs lower down the scale.
At a meeting in Yaounde, the association of division one presidents called on the federation to pay the money immediately in an attempt to stave off their various financial crises.
The clubs also discussed other ways of raising revenue, with the clubs urging the federation to put back the scheduled kick-offs of league games in Yaounde from 1400 to 1600 to try to attract more fans.
The main stadium in Yaounde, where Cameroon play all their international games, does not even have floodlights, though, another bone of contention among club chiefs.
There has been no response from the federation or the ministry to the demands of the clubs, raising fears of a repeat of 1994, when much of the World Cup money was embezzled by federation officials. Fifa directly intervened in 1998 to prevent a repeat of that situation.