Team officials for the Cameroonian team at the ongoing Commonwealth Games have confirmed that eight of their athletes have gone missing.
Ulrich Rodrigue Yombo a boxer, failed to appear at the weigh-in on Wednesday ahead of the quarter-final bout in the 81kg division, gifting Canadian boxer Harley O’Reilly a bronze medal by virtue of a default semi-final place
Yombo’s disappearance came after it was revealed five Cameroon athletes have gone missing from the village since the Games began last week.
“We have also laid a formal complaint to the Australian police,” he told Cameroon state broadcaster CRTV.
Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive David Grevemberg said his organisation was monitoring the situation but until the missing Cameroonians broke Australian law it was a matter for them and their team officials.