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Top-flight coach abducted in Cameroon

BBC | The coach of Cameroonian top-flight club Yong Sports Academy of Bamenda, Emmanuel Ndoumbe Bosso, has been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen

Bosso, who won the Cameroon Cup in 2013 with the team, was taken hostage as he headed to a training session at the club’s stadium.

“Coach Ndoumbe Bosso is loved here in Bamenda and we don’t think anyone will want to hurt him” club chairman Yong Jacques told BBC Sport.

“We’ve called off the two training sessions billed for today and the club is working closely with all interested parties to make sure that our coach is safe”

The club confirmed they have not been contacted with demands for a ransom as yet.

Yong Sports Academy are based in the city of Bamenda, which is in one of the two English speaking regions in Cameroon, where secessionists have been fighting government forces for almost three years in a bid for independence.

Despite kidnappings in the region increasing in recent months this is the first time a football official has been abducted.

Yong Sports Academy are tied on 12 points with UMS of Loum at the top of Pool B in Cameroon’s championship after the first phase of the league.

As an assistant coach he won the Cameroon Cup in 1997 with Union of Douala before wining leading Sable de Batie to the Cameroonian title two years later.

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27 comments

  1. @ Ambaman you must be kidding me. For your information most rich anglophones have either sent their kids to the francophone cities or moved their whole family to francophone cities. Since all English or Bilingual schools in Douala and Yaounde are full, Most anglophones are now sending their kids to French schools. Your Ambazonia foolishness is turning more anglophone kids to francophones. This means the majority of the anglophone kids will be educated in French and not in English. All the kids that were in colleges like Sasse are now going to Collège Sacré couer in Douala which is a french college. This means they will graduate writing the BAC and not the GCE and go to French universities then come back and rule the NW and SW in French. Who is fooling who?

  2. As if their elders who were once in Sasse are now ruling in NW and SW. You can do or say whatever you want we are out!

  3. Keep on deceiving yourself foolish man. I am sure you have moved all your family members to Douala and Yaounde too scam artist. Stop destroying the lives of poor anglophones or you will one day pay for it.

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