Today, the President of FECAFOOT signed a contract for the rehabilitation and modernization of the National Technical Center of FECAFOOT with the companies Getma Sarl and Emerging Engineering.
“Under construction” . The regulars of the National Technical Center (CTN) of FECAFOOT located in Odza on the outskirts of Yaoundé have found this message at the entrance since September 2020. At the end of a smoothly conducted process, two companies were chosen to carry out the three lots of this market estimated at 1.5 billion FCFA. The work of lot n ° 1, which includes the Senior Lions and Lionesses Hotel, the refectory and the administrative building, have been entrusted to Gemat Sarl. Duration of work: 12 months. The various roads and networks (VRD), the fence and the gatehouse constitute the second batch and will be carried out by Emerging Engineering. Duration of work: six months. Lot 3 goes to Gemat Sarl and concerns buildings A and B, the electrical room and the toilet block. Duration of work six months.
A WELL-RUN PROCESS
The renovation project of the FECAFOOT Technical Center is a promise from President Seidou Mbombo Njoya. On November 12, 2019, a restricted call for tenders was launched for four architectural firms to carry out the architectural studies for the construction of the infrastructure. The ATEC firm is selected. In January 2020, the Executive Committee enters the project in the budget for the 2020 financial year. The General Assembly adopts it.
On May 27, 2020, a call for tenders was issued to recruit the company (s) responsible for carrying out the Odza Technical Center modernization project. Getma is selected for the first two batches and Emerging Engineering is chosen for the third batch at the end of a transparent process and placed under the control of FIFA, which has approved the various stages. It is also thanks to FIFA funding, through its instrument for the development of Forward football, that FECAFOOT will therefore be able to provide Cameroon with one of the most important technical centers in Africa in twelve months.
It is the national technical direction which will be happy, because it will have at its disposal the infrastructures necessary for its development, that of the coaches and the players.
A HOTEL OF LIONS AND LIONESSES
They have given so much that it seems quite normal that the Lions and Lionesses have a “room” in the new football house that will be the Odza Technical Center. The room here is a one-level hotel for the accommodation of our players during the preparation camps. It will be their den, with next to the training lawns, the gym, the restaurant and all the necessary amenities for a pleasant stay. The hotel will have 35 double rooms, enough to accommodate two teams at the same time.
As part of the development and modernization of Cameroonian football, FECAFOOT launched a National Open Call for Tenders for the modernization works of the Technical Center of the Cameroon Football Federation in Odza.
This work aims to equip this center with the infrastructure to accommodate the national teams in compliance with international standards.
The work is co-financed by FIFA and FECAFOOT, financial years 2020 and following
CONSISTENCY OF THE WORK
The works consist of the construction of the following infrastructures:
- Construction of a 5 ***** hotel for male and female A teams with fitness room
- Construction of a refectory
- Development of an administrative block
- Rehabilitation of 2 existing buildings for, among other things, accommodation for national youth teams
- Development of a technical room and a toilet block
- Renovation of the fence
- Construction of a gatehouse
- Development of Various Ways and Networks (VRD)
The works, subject of this call for tenders, are made up of three (03) lots:
- Lot N ° 1:
- Senior Lions and Lionesses Hotel
- Administrative building
- Lot N ° 2:
- Lot N ° 3:
- Building A and B
- Electrical room and toilet block.
COST: MORE THAN 3 MILLION USD ON JOINT FIFA AND FECAFOOT FUNDING
GEMAT SARL for lots 1 & 3
EMERGING ENGINEERING for Lot 2
Beyond the facilities to be built, Fifa ensured the integration of the following sustainable development issues
– Optimization of lighting (internal, surroundings and stadiums) to limit electricity consumption
– Optimization of ventilation and cooling
– Electricity production using solar energy
– Separative management of wastewater
– Accessibility of the site by soft mobility (bicycle, public transport, etc.)
– Accessibility of infrastructure for people with reduced mobility
– Use of materials meeting sustainable development criteria (embodied energy, local materials, etc.)