By Brian Mboh
Cameroon’s Minister of Sports last minutes intervention makes way for the Cameroonian men and women Rugby under seven athletes participation, in the upcoming Burundi Rugby African Regional Seven tournament. Professor Narcisse Mouelle Kombi’s untimely reaction comes after a protest action orchestrated by the entire athletes and staffs in front of the services of the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education this afternoon.
The delegation were expected to have left Yaounde on March 9th 2022 for Burundi. So as to better prepare for the Bujumbura tournament slated for March 12 to 13 . However, both teams will be leaving Yaounde, via the Yaounde Nsimalen International Airport for Burundi this Friday.
The Cameroonian rugby men’s team had participation in the MEA Rugby Championship for the first time in 2019,after being defeated in the second round of the competition by Morocco eight points to four. With the largest defeat against Ghana by four points to ten.
The Rugby Africa Regional 7 tournament serves as a direct qualification for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, the South African Rugby World Cup and the African Rugby Championships.
The Cameroonian Rugby seven men’s team will be facing Congo Brazzaville, Chad, DR Congo and host Burundi. Meanwhile, the girls are expected to compete against DR Congo, Zambia and Burundi.
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