Former Indomitable Lions of Cameroon defender of the 90s Jules Denis Onana has admitted there is buying and selling of opportunities in football while edging on the dreaded french whistleblower to release the details in his keeping about the case of Cameroon if he has them.
Onana who played in the quarter-final of the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy and won 42 caps during a seven-year international career made the call on my media Prime TV on Sunday during the flagship program Prime Time.
The outing from the former FECAFOOT presidential hopeful and current administrative Secretary of one of Cameroon’s lead clubs Canon of Yaounde buttresses the worries raised by Romain Molina who has curved a niche for himself in shedding light on malpractices in the game.
“Corruption!! It exists in football. Sometimes some preconditions are given. I know some past victims,” Onana who masters his Onions after a 14-year career as a footballer told his host.
The ex-Aigle of Nkongsamba sweeper went on to issue a major recommendation to the journalists who first brought it to the court of public opinion.
“It’s always better when there are proofs. So if the Journalist has elements to back his revelation let him publish,” the 58-year-old added.
Molina claims players of the Cameroon and Ghana National teams paid to be selected for the FIFA World Cup and has gone as far as mentioning the name of the team manager Raymond Kalla who also played for the team as one of the major protagonists.
However, the Cameroon football federation has squashed all such claims through a letter released on Friday. This move from the country’s football body didn’t go down well with Molina who has threatened to publish details.
Cameroonians are divided about this situation. While the Eto’o diehards believe it is a distraction coming from a foreign media professional, some believe perpetrators should be thrown under the tyres to pave way for better implementation of the Samuel Eto’o project.
Jules Onana whose life still revolves around the game also decried the notion of footballers believing they must pay money to get opportunities while edging them to work hard to be better footballers through which opportunities will come.
This article was originally published by kick442.com, Cameroon, and reproduced by Ghanasportspage.com as an official media partner.