Victoria United, a Cameroonian football club implicated in a match-fixing scandal, has withdrawn from the Cameroonian league. The club’s chairman, Valentine Nkwain, announced the withdrawal yesterday.
Nkwain’s decision to step down follows closely after Henry Njalla Quan II, a former Fecafoot staff member, accused him and Fecafoot president Samuel Eto’o of involvement in match-fixing.
Njalla Quan Jr. filed a complaint, accusing Nkwain and Eto’o of participating in a match-fixing scheme that manipulated the outcomes of multiple matches in the Cameroonian league.
It is not clear if Kwain’s withdrawal from the league is connected to Njalla Quan II’s complaint. However, Njalla Quan II warmly welcomes Kwain’s decision, seeing it as a manifestation of divine justice.
“I knew the justification would come, but it’s too soon! This is just the beginning!” Njalla Quan II said in a statement. “We remain vigilant and steadfast as we watch the dismantling of the bro’s gang!”
Njalla Quan Jr. also used the opportunity to warn young people about the importance of moral values.
“To all my fellow citizens who are ignorant of the moral and ethical values in favour of money, I advise you to silently observe how you can learn a thing or two,” he said. “Your ‘idols’ may not be who you really think they are!”
Njalla Quan’s controversy escalated when he was forced out of Fecafoot. He has been accusing the president of mismanagement, corruption, favouritism, fraud, and other issues within the organisation.
A few days ago, Victoria United boycotted a home game against Apejes FC without giving any reason for their action. This announcement now confirms to her fans that the boycott was already the start of this final withdrawal from the league.