By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
The delegation of Sao Tome and Principe Under 17 girls team that has been locked in Cameroon for close to a week has returned home this Saturday. The team left the Central African nation for home this Saturday following the intervention of the president of the Cameroon football Fédération and the world Football governing body, FIFA.
The girls of coach Auréliano Mendes Semedo left Cameroon this Saturday afternoon after president Seidou Mbombo Njoya and FIFA combined efforts to convince the government of Cameroon to open their borders temporarily for the girls to leave.
The girls had traveled to Cameroon last Friday with an impossible mission of overturning a four nil home deficit.
They lost the second game by six goals to nil bowing out on a 10 nil aggregate score.
After Saturday’s second leg game in Yaoundé-Cameroon, the team couldn’t return home as their flight which was supposed to transit in Equatorial Guinea was canceled because the Guinean borders were closed in an attempt to prevent the spread of the CoronaVirus disease.
The government of Cameroon adopted the same measures days after for the same reason.
After one week of fail attempts to get back home, FIFA secured a chartered flight and incurred the financial demands to have the kids leave Cameroon this Saturday afternoon.
They arrived home at just under two hours after they left Cameroon and were welcomed by their parents.
The players will be under the supervision of medical personnels in their country for a period of time before returning to their normal activities in their country.
Sao Tome and Principe is one of the very few African countries without traces of the Convid-19 so far.
Football activities globally have come to a stand still because of the Virus that has killed thousands of persons around the world.
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