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Algeria demand compensation for Cameroon no-show
Published : 30 Nov 2011 15:46:53
Algeria are seeking $1 million compensation from Cameroon after the Indomitable Lions failed to turn up for a friendly here earlier this month, Cameroon sports minister Michel Zoa said on Wednesday.
"The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) has sent a bill to Fecafoot (the Cameroon federation) for $1 millon," Zoa told his country's parliament, explaining that the Algerians were seeking to recover costs for the match that was due to be held on November 15 before being called off at the last minute.
Zoa added that the presidents of the two countries' federations met in Paris this week to try and reach agreement on a compensation package but without success.
The FAF blamed an "internal administrative problem" at Fecafoot for the game's postponement.
According to Zoa, the Cameroon players had demanded a bonus payment worth the equivalent of 762 euros ($1,026) each for playing in the game, but that the money never reached them on time.
"There is no problem with the payment of bonuses, (but) a crisis of confidence between the federation and the players," added Zoa.