Fecarugby – Ngonsu Jacques Elected President

This was during an extra ordinary general assembly of the federation on Saturday.

There was a storm at the helm of the rugby federation over the weekend as the incumbent president Likale Jean Daniel was evicted and replaced by his first vice, Ngonsu Jacques during an extra ordinary general assembly that took place at the conference hall of the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education on Saturday. The general assembly was convened by a majority of members who were disgruntled with the management style of Likale Jean Daniel.

The former president was accused of opaque management, pitting members against others, refusing to disclose the account number of the federation and siphoning equipment meant for the federation. He is also accused of refusing to convene a general assembly to complete the members of the executive and the board of directors and singlehandedly appointing people to key positions in the federation.

After the director of norms and monitoring of sports federations failed to broker peace between the warring parties, the disgruntled members blocked the account of the federation and sued both Likale and the bank to court. He is suspected to have siphoned two thousand dollars received from the International Rugby Union and selling balls offered by the French league during a visit to France.

The new president is therefore promising more transparency in management and working as a team with the other executive members. Owing to his background as an international trainer, Ngonsu Jacques said emphasis during his tenure of office will be on training by taking rugby to schools and the military. He said since it is difficult to ruin a rugby club with 15 players, they will be experimenting the playing of rugby with seven players which is an Olympic discipline. He however said emphasis will also be on rugby with fifteen layers which earned Cameroon a reputation on the continent.

Source : Cameroon Tribune

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