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Samuel Eto'o unilaterally ended the partnership between Cameroon and Le Coq Sportif

A querelle destined to end up in court

Samuel Eto'o unilaterally ended the partnership between Cameroon and Le Coq Sportif A querelle destined to end up in court

"The president of FECAFOOT intends to explore as soon as possible the possibilities of a new and better partnership with an equipment manufacturer that is respectful of its commitments and proud to associate its image with the label of the Cameroon national football teams." With these words, this weekend, Samuel Eto'o, who currently holds the position of president of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) officially confirmed the termination of the relationship between Le Coq Sportif and his national team. A decision defined by the brand as unilateral and brutal, a thunderbolt for the French cockerel that had done so well this summer, making a very particular jersey, modern but with a vintage touch. The matter now risks ending up in court, as the brand was already organising to make the jerseys that will be worn in a few months at the World Cup in Qatar.

The response from Le Coq Sportif was obviously not long in coming, and it immediately replied to the famous president with these words: "Le Coq Sportif wishes to express its great surprise and astonishment at the national and international press release issued today by FECAFOOT announcing the termination of its partnership with our brand at the end of the Women's CAN TotalEngergie 2022. This decision taken unilaterally and brutally comes at a time when Le Coq Sportif has fulfilled all its contractual commitments for more than three years by accompanying FECAFOOT from the women's World Cup in 2019 and more recently the first men's team to the CAN 2022. In addition, FECAFOOT has validated the jerseys developed by Le Coq Sportif for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar, equipment approved by FIFA."

Further news is now awaited to see what the aesthetic future will be for the African national team, which has always surprised everyone with its jerseys during its participation in European championships. The most romantic hypothesis is undoubtedly the return of PUMA, which in addition to having accompanied the national team for 20 years, has created jerseys that have remained in history, such as the sleeveless jersey, also worn by the current president of the federation, Samuel Eto'o