The Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) has project that by 2010 a fully professional league would have taken root in the country.
The Cameroonian football league has been at best quasi-professional and the national association, FECAFOOT has said it has put several structures in place to ensure a full professional championship two years from now.
In the meantime, the 2008/2009 season in the country will kick off Wednesday with 14 teams vying for the top honours in the top flight.
Twenty four teams will feature in the second division.
Coton Sport of Garoua are the defending champions. They have won the league crown in the past six seasons as well as in 1997, 1998 and 2001.
The country’s most successful club internationally Canon Yaounde, who have won the African Champions Cup thrice, last won the league in 2002.