Cameroon arrive in Brazil following their bonus dispute

Cameroon arrive in Brazil following their bonus dispute

Cameroon, Brazil, World Cup

Cameroon finally arrived in Brazil for the World Cup on Monday after a dispute over bonus payments that delayed their journey for almost a day.

The squad, including former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o, had refused to fly to South America on Sunday morning.

But they eventually agreed a financial package with the nation’s football federation after an emergency meeting.

The squad left from Yaounde at 06:00 on Monday, more than 20 hours later than had been scheduled.

Team coach Volker Finke had said players were complaining that the £61,000 they were due to be paid for figuring in the World Cup was not enough.

After agreeing an end to the row, Cameroon Football Federation president Joseph Owona said: “Everything has been resolved.

“We have opted for transparency. There is no problem and I think the team needs to be mobilised for all to look in one direction.”

Cameroon are in Group A with the hosts, Croatia and Mexico.

Source: BBC Sport

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