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Commonwealth Games: Cameroonian Athletes disappear from Games Village

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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

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