Drusille Ngako (photos below) of the Cameron Olympics team has mysteriously gone missing along with six other athletes from the country. As this point it’s anybody’s guess where they are, but many observers note that they could have plans to seek political asylum.
Starting on July 26th, a reserve player from the Camaron women’s soccer team disappeared. It didn’t really make the news at that time, yet she hasn’t been seen since.
But this week we are learning that she has been joined by six others, including Thomas Essomba, Christian Donfack Adjoufack, Abdon Mewoli, Blaise Yepmou Mendouo, Serge Ambomo, and Paul Edingue Ekane. Those athletes all vanished from the Olympic Village sometime on Sunday.
This isn’t the first time that players from the country have gone missing from sporting events.
Either there is a serial kidnapper of the country’s citizens, or these people will do anything not to be on the flight home.
The country is located along the Western Coast of Africa and has had the same president since 1982! Even if you call someone a president, it doesn’t mean there is real democracy happening. Paul Biya, who has led the country for over thirty years, hand picks judges and has some serious power.
As a result there has been a lot of corruption and obviously some rebellion. There are accusations of torture and police brutality among other things. According to my research, there have been parts of the country that want their own independence, especially those that speak English, which might explain why these athletes disappeared in London.
They could be trying to find a way out.
The most famous of the athletes that have disappeared is definitely Drusille Ngako, who was only a reserve soccer player, but was apparently the first person to vanish. She is only 25-years-old, 5’5″ and weighs about 150lbs.
So far officials in England have not found the athletes, but we will know if they try to seek asylum. Until then, let’s just hope the members of the Camaroon Olympic team are okay.