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Milla leads push for change in Cameroon

27 April 2012 18:32

Cameroon legend Roger Milla took another step on Thursday in his bid to remove members of the country's football federation (Fecafoot).

Milla circulated a petition to press for the voluntary departure of those, he said, who were responsible for the decline of the central African nation's football standards.

During his foundation's general assembly in the capital Yaounde, the 59-year-old former Monaco, Montpellier and Saint Etienne striker said he was collecting signatures for a petition.

He said the petition would be presented to the authorities to urge members of the Fecafoot to voluntarily quit the body in order to make the much-awaited change to the country's football.

"People say if we try to push the authorities to oust the Fecafoot president and his collaborators, FIFA will hand the country a ban, so we want to proceed by using a popular petition.

"And if it can draw many signatures, it will put pressure on the government and convince the Fecafoot officials that their time is over," Milla told reporters.

"We don’t want to violently chase anybody. We just want them to realise that their work at the Fecafoot since 10 years has been a failure and that we need a change.

"We want all Cameroonians who love their country and football to sign this petition so that we can have a strong voice before the authorities by the time we present the signatures of the number of Cameroonians crying for change at the Fecafoot," he said.

Fecafoot boss Iya Mohamed was recently grilled by the judiciary police over his management of the body’s funds. No charges were levelled against him.

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