Cameroon’s Africa Cup of Nations-winning squad have been given a special state reception by the country’s president Paul Biya. The Indomitable Lions, who lifted the trophy after beating Egypt 2-1 in the final in Gabon, on Wednesday attended a ceremony in Yaounde. They presented the Nations Cup trophy to President Biya at Unity Palace. Cameroon’s players were given medals by the president, who said their victory should be celebrated by Cameroonians as one nation. At the end of the ceremony Cameroon First Lady Chantal Biya posed for a series of photos with the players – at one point she used Fabrice Ondoa’s phone to take a ‘selfie’ with them.
The worst Cameroon team in living memory. Or at least that’s what they were three and a half weeks ago, but the span of a tournament can be an awfully long time in football. Eight players had withdrawn from the squad while the determination of their coach, Hugo Broos, to impose discipline had led to other established names being dropped. But his inexperienced squad showed remarkable tenacity to come from behind and beat Egypt to win Cameroon their fifth Cup of Nations title and their first for 15 years.It was the bigger names who returned to win it, both goals scored by substitutes. Mohamed Elneny had put Egypt ahead in the first half but Nicolas Nkoulou levelled before a winner with two minutes to go from Vincent Aboubakar – a brilliant flick and volley, a winner for the ages. More
Cameroon Substitute Vincent Aboubakar struck a dramatic late winner as Cameroon defied the odds to sink hot favourites Egypt and claim their fifth African Nations Cup triumph with a 2-1 win in Libreville. Mohamed Elneny had put Egypt in front midway through the first half but a stirring second-half performance from Cameroon saw Nicolas Nkoulou equalise before Aboubakar fired home with a sublime piece of skill in the 88th minute. Victory was all the more remarkable for the Indomitable Lions and their unheralded coach Hugo Broos having entered the tournament with few expectations and eight key players - including Liverpool defender Joel Matip - refusing to join the squad. More
Cameroon rose again after years of underachievement to win the African Cup of Nations title on Sunday with a fabulous goal in the 89th minute of the final for a 2-1 come-from-behind victory against mighty Egypt. As the final whistle got nearer, substitute Vincent Aboubakar controlled the ball just outside the area, clipped it over a defender, and then shot past the goalkeeper to clinch Cameroon's fifth African title and first since 2002. Egypt's 44-year-old 'keeper, Essam el-Hadary, watched the tournament-winning shot slide past him right at the end to deny the Egyptians a record-extending eighth title, and el-Hadary a fifth triumph an incredible 19 years after his first. "I cannot describe it. I know it was a wonderful goal. It was a great goal. It was the goal that gave us victory," said Cameroon striker Robert Tambe, the player who was taken off to make way for Aboubakar. "We feel so much joy. We say thanks to Aboubakar." More
The fifteenth edition of the Cameroon University Games ended on Saturday May 12, 2012 in Buea with the National Institute of Youth and Sports (INJS) occupying top position in the medal classification table. The four-time champions of the annual sports jamboree finished first this year, grabbing a total of 43 medals, 17 in gold, 15 in silver and 11 in bronze. The University of Yaounde II came second, winning a total 43 medals, 10 in gold, 10 in silver and 23 in bronze; while the University of Dschang occupied the third position accumulating a total of 30 medals of which 9 were in gold, 6 in silver and 15 in bronze. The University of Buea’s unsavoury performance and eigth position left a bitter taste in the mouth its supporters and stakeholders.
MINESUP Boss Enjoins Fair Play in Cameroon University Games By Stephen Njumbe Sako
Cameroon’s Minister for Higher Education (MINESUP), Professor Jacques Fame Ndongo, has called on all participants at the 15th edition of the Cameroon University Games to exercise fair play. Prof Ndongo made the call on Saturday, May 5, 2012 in Buea, during the opening ceremony of this year’s University Games, taking place on the campus of the University of Buea under the theme “together, let’s build a Cameroon of excellence.” The MINESUP boss encouraged the youths participating at the event to use the games as an avenue to blend physical talents to their intellect, which to him would make a Cameroon of excellence.
The 2012 edition of the Mount Cameroon Race of Hope took place on Saturday, February 18, 2012 in the Southwest Regional headquarter of Buea. Athletes from the Northwest Region of Cameroon recorded significant victories occupying top positions. The take-off at 7 a.m. at the Buea Municipal Stadium was presided over by Mr Adoum Garoua, Cameroon’s Minister of Sports and Physical Education. Also present was a host of dignitaries and senior government officials. The theme for this year’s race was "Unity in Hope." About 572 athletes took part in the race with 22 foreigners representing 6 countries amongst which were Nigeria (11), Equatorial Guinea (1), Switzerland (1), France (2), Great Britain and U.S.A (6).