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    CAF Fines Samuel Eto'o $200k Over 1XBET Ambassadorship Ethics Violation

    The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has taken disciplinary action against the President of the Cameroon Football Association, Samuel Eto’o, for an ethics violation.

    In a statement released on Thursday, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced that Samuel Eto’o is facing allegations of match manipulation and violations of ethical and integrity principles.

    The organization imposed a significant financial penalty of $200,000 on the previous Barcelona striker.

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

    “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.”

    Ever since assuming the role of President of Cameroon FA in 2021, Eto’o has been involved in a series of controversies. One notable incident occurred when he was recorded assaulting a cameraman outside a stadium during the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022.

    In the subsequent year, an investigation was initiated by the CAF due to allegations of inappropriate behavior, prompted by concerns raised by various stakeholders within Cameroonian football.

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