36 year old Cameroonian Referee Alioum Sidi Neant has abandoned Bachelorhood on Friday in Cameroon’s capital City of Yaounde as he got married to his betterhalf, Hadidatou Yougouda from Nkambe is in the North West Region of Cameroon.

The Maroua native,Alioum pull a huge crowd including FECAFOOT and Military officials to the Yaounde 4 Council where the legal procedures of the coming together Mr & Mrs Alioum Sidi was completed


Promoted to the League one Championship in Cameroon 14 years ago,Ref Alioum as he is popularly called became a FIFA referee in 2008 and has appeared at 6 World Cups of different Categories and participated in 7 AFCON tournaments amonsgt other competitions.

Alioum in Action

He currently amonsgt the best 6 African Referees in Active service and oversees CAF Champions League games.

Besides being a referee,”Officier Alioum” is Airforce officer in Cameroon.

Mr and Mrs Alioum

Alioum a father of 1, tried his hands in Football as a young man and even got a playing Licence for Kohi of Maroua before switching to the whistling role.

Alioum class act of marrying at 36 set the pace for other actors in the game around the world if not just in Cameroon as it is very common to see especially Footballers who are very established but still remain Bachelors.

Angu Lesley

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