Samuel Eto'o fined $200,000
Samuel Eto'o fined $200,000
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Samuel Eto'o fined $200,000

Samuel Eto'o Fils, President of the Cameroon Football Association and former striker for Barcelona and Chelsea, has been fined $200,000 by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

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Eto'o was under investigation for alleged match manipulation and violations of football ethics and integrity.

Although the CAF Disciplinary Committee found no substantial evidence of match manipulation, they determined that Eto'o's ambassadorial role with a betting company breached ethical standards.

"The Disciplinary Board ruled that, as it stands, there is insufficient proof to find Mr. Samuel Eto'o Fils and Mr. Valentin Nkwain guilty of match manipulation," stated a CAF announcement on Thursday evening.

"However, the Disciplinary Board found Mr. Eto'o to have seriously violated the principles of ethics, integrity, and sportsmanship as provided in Article 2, paragraph 3 of the CAF Statutes by signing a Brand Ambassador contract with the company 1XBET in exchange for remuneration and consequently fined Mr. Eto’o an amount of 200,000 USD."

Samuel Eto'o, who has been Cameroon FA president for about three years, enjoyed a distinguished football career prior to his administrative role.

Read the CAF statement below;

CAF Disciplinary Board outcome on FECAFOOT President Samuel Eto’o Fils

The Confédération Africaine de Football (“CAF”) Disciplinary Board sat on the matter of Fédération Camerounaise de Football (‘’FECAFOOT’’) President Mr Samuel Eto’o Fils.

Mr Eto’o was facing charges of alleged manipulation of football matches and violating the principles of ethics and integrity.

The Disciplinary Board ruled that as it stands, there is insufficient proof to find Mr Samuel Eto'o Fils and Mr Valentin Nkwain guilty of match manipulation.

However, the Disciplinary Board found Mr Eto'o to have seriously violated the principles of ethics, integrity and sportsmanship as provided in Article 2 paragraph 3 of the CAF Statutes by signing a Brand Ambassador contract with the company 1XBET in exchange for remuneration  and consequently fined Mr Eto’o an amount of 200,000 USD.

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