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Commonwealth Games: Cameroonian Athletes disappear from Games Village

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Arcangeline Fouodji Sonkbou, 1 of the 5 Cameroonian athletes missing from the Commonwealth Village. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Five Cameroonian athletes have disappeared from the Games Village of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, Guardian reports.

The team manager Victor Agbor Nso said Australian police have been notified of the disappearance of weightlifters Arcangeline Fouodji Sonkbou, Petit Minkoumba & Olivier Matam Matam, and boxers Christian Ndzie Tsoye and Simplice Fotsala. He said:

We have officially informed our hierarchy back home: the ministry of sports and the president of the National Olympic Committee of Cameroon.

We have also laid formal complaint to the Australian police.

All of the athletes, but Tsoye, are said to have competed in the events before disappearing. Their disappearance has raised suspicion that they have no intention of returning home being that it is somewhat a recurring act during Commonwealth Games.

Kate Jones, the Queensland Commonwealth Games minister, expressed her displeasure at the disappearance of the athletes. She said.

When an athlete comes to Australia to compete in a competition we expect them to front up on the field and compete, so we are disappointed about that.

Photo Credit: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

4 Comments

  1. Deleke

    April 11, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    There’s a saying in my country which states ‘An albino doesn’t go to the market square without being noticed’

    Not in Aussie honeys, y’all will be fished out soon. God speed

  2. The Real Oma

    April 11, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Beht why?

    • Anon

      April 11, 2018 at 5:34 pm

      Poverty. Maybe they barely make it back home. not that I supported their actions but If they get sponsored and featured in advertisement and all, it would have provided them with some sort of income and they may not have make that decision.

  3. Temi Tope

    April 11, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    LOW class! HOW WOULD PEOPLE RESPECT AFRICA?? SOME TRY HARD ANS SOME PULLING US DOWN. SO SHAMEFUL

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