The year 2017 is fast going down the history books as the year of sporting glory for the country. The nation which started the year with a surprise win as African champions of football for the 5th time in their history at the beggin9ng of the year have continued to grow from strength to strength
Sport loving Cameroonians are relishing every moment of the sporting world as the latest batch of sport soldiers who went to the city of Abidjan to represent the country for the just ended la Francophonie games did spring another major surprise and came back victorious, finishing overall 2nd in the continent behind morocco and 6th in the overall competition, While Morocco France, Canada, Romania, and Quebec are the only other five ahead of the country in this year’s games., their best ever position in the country’s history to crown and perfect tournament for the athletes
The Abidjan delegation was today 10th August deservingly received by the country’s highest authority to congratulate them for taking the country’s name to the next level and tell them how the country remains proud of every one of them
At a fanfare ceremony at the unity palace, they were decorated a 161-man delegation comprised of the athletes, their trainers, and the journalists and technicians who covered tournaments such as the Francophonie Games and the Islamic Solidarity Games. The medals were distributed as follows: Knights of the Order of Valour (28); Knights of the Order of Merit (34); First Class Order of Merit in Sports (38); and Second Class Order of Merit in Sports (60).
A representative of the laureates thanked President Paul BIYA and First Lady Chantal BIYA for their constant support. He emphatically asserted that the Presidential Couple is a perfect example of “true promoters” of sports in Cameroon according to website of the presidency