FIFA NEW RULES FOR LOANS

Fifa wants to prevent clubs from stockpiling young players and using the loan system for ‘commercial exploitation’.Clubs may only be allowed to loan out six to eight pros from 2020-21 – although clubs are hoping that deals with domestic clubs and those involving young, homegrown players will not be affected by the new rules. 

The measure, which was endorsed by the committee, means that clubs will only be allowed to send a maximum of eight players aged 22 or over overseas on loan during the 2020/21 season, with the number being reduced to six for the following 2021/22 campaign.

There will also be a restriction on the amount of loans allowed between two clubs, with a maximum of three loans in a three out permitted between the same clubs.



FIFA DRC

Favourable FIFA DRC decision for our client RCD Mallorca, SAD, Spain against first division club afiliated to the Nederlands Football Association.

Cameroon vs Cabo Verde

Cameroon, who will qualify for the Nations Cup as hosts regardless of their results in the group, were held to 0-0 draw at home to Cape Verde, that supposes the debut in an official game of national team of our client , the headcoach Toni Conceiçao.

Our client Antonio Conceiçao Oliveira «Toni» new head coach Cameroon National Team

Cameroon’s new coaching team of Portugal’s Toni Conceicao and former Indomitable Lion player Francois Omam-Biyik admit they have challenges ahead.

On Friday 57-year-old Conceicao replaced Clarence Seedorf, who was sacked after the Indomitable Lions round 16 exit at the 2019 Africa cup of Nations in Egypt.

The Portuguese tactician’s first gesture in Cameroon was to visit the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium where the Indomitable Lions are unbeaten for more than three decades.

«For a long time I’ve been working on this and I know the challenges ahead,» he admitted, without elaborating on what he has planned.

«This is a great opportunity for me to coach Cameroon. The country has a great football history and is a prestigious nation.

«I’m here to thrive for good results. This is very important for us as a team and for the country.»

Conceicao whose most remarkable achievements are two Romania cups and and a Romania Super Cup clinched in 2009 and 2016 with CFR Cluj is tasked with leading Cameroon to triumph at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations on home soil.

The last time Cameroon hosted the continental marquee tournament in 1972, the Indomitable Lions finished third.

BBC Sport understands that Conceicao who is yet to sign his contract is also expected to guide the five time African champions to an eight World Cup in 2022 in Qatar.

His coaching team includes former Cameroon players Omam-Biyik, who made 73 appearances and scored 26 goals, along with former Deportivo keeper Jacques Songo’o.

Omam-Biyik won the 1988 Africa Cup of Nations and played at three World Cups in 1990, 1994 and 1998.

«There’s a lot of work to do but there’s also a lot of talent in this country and it’s our role to bring these players to the forefront,» Omam-Biyik told BBC Sport.

«As a player or coach for Cameroon, it’s always the same ambitions, that of winning games and making Cameroonians proud.

«We have the Africa Cup of Nations in 2021 to host and We know we have to win the competition.

«Cameroon is a football loving country and every Cameroonian is a football coach who at times are very demanding.»

Omam-Biyik also added that despite recent squabbles that rocked Cameroon’s participation at the 2019 Nations Cup, the technical staff will grant every Cameroonian player the opportunity to prove their worth.