The Confederation of African Football (CAF), has said it will open a disciplinary action against Cameroon over the behaviour of their players, following the 3-0 defeat to England in the ongoing Women’s World Cup in France.
The indomitable Lioness were dissatisfied with VAR decisions in the Round of 16 encounter. They protested some referee decisions, and also delayed the game twice, while considering walking off the pitch.
Cameroon defender, Augustine Ejangue, also spat on the shoulder of England forward, Toni Duggan, during the ill-tempered encounter.
Reports suggest that FIFA’s disciplinary body is likely to look into the incidences, as part of its routine reviews of matches.
Isha Johansen, president of the Sierra Leone Football Association and chair of the women’s football committee for the African Football Confederation (CAF), has said her body will open an inquiry into the behavior of the Camroonians.
“Whilst remaining proud of our African teams that participated in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
“The match between England and Cameroon reflected badly, not only on African women’s football but African football on the whole,” Johansen said.
“It is an issue which will be addressed and dealt with at the appropriate levels of governance,” she said in a statement.
FIFA has remained quiet over the incident, but England manager, Phil Neville, criticised the conduct of his side’s opponents.
“I am completely and utterly ashamed of the opposition.
“If that was my team – and it will never be any of my players – they would never play for England again.
“Those images are going out worldwide about how to act, the young girls playing all over the world that are seeing that behaviour. For me, it’s not right,” said the former Manchester United player.
Cameroon coach, Alain Djeumfa, also accused the referee of helping the English side win the game. He called the 3-0 defeat a “miscarriage of justice”.