By Nji Nelson Chefor

Sports Writer, Cameroon


Haman Adama Ousmanu and Wirba Mary-Grace are winners of the cross country race (senior category male and female) organized by the Bamenda II Council as part of activities for the maiden edition of its outdoor sports competition.

The race dubbed “Race against Covid-19” saw athletes running from the commercial avenue grandstand passing through T-Junction, Ayaba street, Ngeng junction, Finance and to the monument at upstation and back passing through Sonac street to the commercial avenue grandstand.

Haman Adama Ousmanu speaking to the press

After running for 45minutes 47seconds, Haman Adama Osmanu, emerged first in the senior male category. He was closely followed by Abdul Saidou who emerged second, covering the 10km distance 45minutes 51 seconds.

Wirba Mary-Grace

In the senior female category, Wirba Mary Grace finished first covering the distance in 58 minutes 54seconds.

Complete List of Winners

Junior (Male)
1st: Manjo Mohammed
2nd: Tefu Freddy

Junior (Female)
1st: Dobgima Neris
2nd: Ekinyuy Edna Kah
3rd: Tefu Bertile

Senior (Male)
1st: Haman Adama Ousmanu
2nd: Abdul Saidou
3rd: Erasmus Songang Mbuh

Senior (Female)
1st: Wirba Mary Grace
2nd: Bangsi Vivian
3rd: Ndifon Pamela

1st: Muam Emmanuel
2nd: Dobgima Emmanuel
3rd: Landji Killian Ngah

At the end of the race, the successful athletes expressed their satisfaction to the Bamenda II Council as they called on the population to respect the various measures put in place by the government of Cameroon and the World Health Organisation.

It should be noted that, some ex-fighters from the disarmament and reintegration centre in Bamenda also took part in the race.

The three days outdoor sports competition was carried out under the theme “Youths and elites, uniting for a common vision”.


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