Cameroon hope to keep controversial kit


PORT KANTAOUI (Tunisia): Cameroon are hoping to continue using their one-piece kit at the African Nations Cup Finals despite the threat of FIFA sanctions. 

Cameroon Football Federation president Iya Mohamed said on Thursday he had received a letter from FIFA, adding: “They have told us that if we continue we stand the risk of having to appear before FIFA’s disciplinary structures.” 

Cameroon have defied FIFA president Sepp Blatter by wearing the new design in their first three matches in Tunisia. Blatter said on the eve of the tournament that the design infringed the laws of the game. 

But Mohamed said Puma, the equipment supplier, was still arguing its case with FIFA. 

“As things stand at the moment, we are awaiting a decision. The equipment supplier has not given up.” 

On Wednesday, French sports newspaper L’Equipe reported that Puma was considering legal action against FIFA, arguing there was no law against shirts and shorts being sewn together. 

Mohamed said Cameroon had an alternative kit if required. 

At the last Nations Cup Finals in Mali two years ago, Cameroon wore sleeveless shirts but were not allowed to use it at the World Cup Finals in Japan later that year. – Reuters 

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