SEVEN ATHLETES FROM Cameroon have gone missing from the athletes’ village, an official from the African nation has revealed.
Five boxers, one swimmer and a footballer have all disappeared from the athletes’ village in Stratford, east London, Team Cameroon’s head of mission David Ojong told reporters.
All seven athletes would have had visas allowing them to remain in the country until November and it is understood that none of the seven have claimed asylum.
The missing athletes include all five of the team’s boxers — Thomas Essomba, who competed in the 49kg category against Paddy Barnes, Christian Donfack Adjoufack (80kg), Abdon Mewoli (60kg), Blaise Yepmou Mendouo (91kg+) and Serge Abomo (64kg) – who disappeared over the weekend.
The others were Drusille Ngako, 25, a stand-by goalkeeper for Cameroon’s women’s team, and swimmer Paul Ekane Edingue, 21.