In a slightly unpredictable turn of events, Crystal Palace FC are working to establish a partnership with the Cameroonian FA, in a move that we hope will eventually prove beneficial for both parties.
As the club’s chief executive, Phil Alexander recently traveled to the country for a meeting with the head of their football association, Tombi A Roko Sidiki, to share his ideas on where the country can look to improve the infrastructure that works towards enabling the brightest talents throughout the country into the footballing spotlight.
You may wonder why we, as a club who identify strongly with our south London roots are taking meetings with heads of footballing states as far away as Cameroon, but, given our soon to be confirmed four-year stay in the Premier League, we are now looked upon in a global sense, as a club that others are looking to emulate, clearly in this case on a national scale.
How exactly we will participate in aiding the Cameroonian Football Federation (Fecafoot) is still largely unknown, but our continued presence within the country could eventually bring rewards in relation to a potential player recruitment programme, should things go to plan.
The article attached above, gives some insight into the deal from the BBC, as well as personal quotes from Phil Alexander himself over the reasons for Palace’s involvement in the scheme.
Should we hear any more on the matter, we’ll be sure to keep you informed.