Cameroon set $170 minimum salary cap for top-flight players

Football News Cameroon set 170 minimum salary cap for top-flight players
JAN 27, 2022 LISTEN

The Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) has set a 100,000 Central Africa CFA franc (about $170/GH¢1,070) base salary for players in the Cameroon top division, the Elite One.

Players in the second-tier, Ligue 2 will have a base salary of 50,000 (about $83/GH¢535).

The decision was arrived at following a meeting between FECAFOOT and stakeholders on Monday, January 24 ahead of the start of the 2021/22 Cameroonian football season.

The Association of Elite Clubs of Cameroon (ACEC), the Association of Women Football Clubs (ANPPCFF), and the National Union of Cameroonian Footballers (SYNAFOC) were represented at the meeting.

Read the full eight resolutions from the meeting below:

  • 1. A joint committee (representing men’s and women’s football clubs, players’ representatives and FECAFOOT) will be set up to continue the reflection in other to draw up a Collective Agreement for football careers before the 2022-2023 season and other measures necessary for the improvement of the working conditions of football players and coaches.
  • 2. An insurance policy covering players and football workers in and out of training sessions and during their match journeys will be contracted by clubs whilst FECAFOOT will subscribe an insurance policy to cover the players during the Championships matches.
  • 3. A minimum wage for the 2021-2022 season was fixed at CFAF 100,000 (about $170) for the player of League 1 and the Guinness Super League, and CFAF 50,000 (about $83) for the player of League 2. The salaries of the coaches shall be determined by the joint commission aforementioned.
  • 4. The Clubs are to present a certificate of solvency equivalent to at least one month’s salary certified by a bank and must pay all salaries to players throughout the duration of the Championship.
  • 5. Each club and its salaried staff shall be effectively registered with the NSIF as from the 2022-2023 season.
  • 6. A statement of account with support documents must be produced by all the clubs before the 2nd installment of the subsidy paid by FECAFOOT.
  • 7. The transformation of clubs into private companies or enterprises will be a sine qua non-condition to take part in the Professional Championships of the 2022-2023 season.
  • 8. FECAFOOT commits to execute all rulings of the judicial bodies. The Clubs and Players agree to seek for amicable settlements before any referral to the National Dispute Resolution Chamber.


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