Eight Cameroonian athletes have gone missing from their Hotel rooms at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Australia, team officials confirmed.

Eight Cameroonian athletes have gone missing from their Hotel rooms at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Australia, team officials confirmed.



The missing Athletes had been reported to Australian Authorities and their case has been termed 'desertion'.

The last the three weightlifters and two boxers were seen was on Monday 9th April, 2018 and Tuesday 10th, at different time of the day.

The names of the alleged missing athletes are weightlifters: Olivier Matam Matam, Arcangeline Fouodji Sonkbou and Petit Minkoumba, and boxers: Christian Ndzie Tsoye, Simplice Fotsala, Arsene Fokou, Ulrich Yombo and Christelle Ndiang.

"The authorities are very disappointed with the deserters - some did not even compete," Mr Molombe said. "The pious hope is that they come back to the village and travel home with the others."



However, the Australian Government had issued a note of warning to all athletes not to stay beyond their visa validity period. The common wealth Organisation also said Athletes are free to stay if only they have their visas.

Similar occurrence happened in 2012, in London olympics where 7 Cameroonian athletes absconded the competition. 

This act doesn't present Africa and Africans as responsible people most especially Cameroon. 

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