Cameroon’s World Cup squad will finally make their way to Brazil 12 hours late after settling a pay dispute between the country’s football association and the players.
Fecafoot spokesman Laurence Fotso explained that all is well after the federation had to take out a loan to cover the players’ bonus demands. “That money is given (by Fifa) three months after the end of the competition,” said Fotso. “(Fecafoot) borrowed money as a private loan to satisfy the players”.
After initially refusing to depart their hotel in Yaounde last night, the squad will now head for Rio de Janeiro via charter plane, with only four days to prepare before their opening game against Mexico on Friday.