Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Research | By Jennifer Evans

CWG 2018: Five More African Athletes Missing After Cameroon Athletes Fiasco

CWG 2018: Five More African Athletes Missing After Cameroon Athletes Fiasco

It's believed two athletes from Uganda, one from Rwanda and two squash athletes from Sierra Leone have also gone missing.

Here we take a look at the day's finest moments as the Games near a conclusion.

Indian Chef de Mission Vikram Singh Sisodia, General Team Manager Namdev Shirgaonker, and Athletics Team Manager Ravinder Chaudhry were also found to be in breach of the "no-needle" policy.

A further three athletes were reported missing from the athlete's village on Thursday, in addition to the news on Wednesday that eight Cameroonian athletes have disappeared over the course of the Games.

Weightlifters Olivier Matam Matam, Arcangeline Fouodji Sonkbou and Petit Minkoumba, and boxers Christian Ndzie Tsoye, Simplice Fotsala, Arsene Fokou, Ulrich Yombo and Christelle Ndiang are the missing athletes.

Team Nigeria's officials celebrated late into the night yesterday.

Now their team is likely to returning on the plane to Africa without a third of their most talented sportsmen and women.

"They aren't going to game the system", he told local radio.

He said they were "taking the mickey".

According to Seven News, the athletes' visa requirements expire on May 15, allowing them to spend another month legally in Australia.

A statement said testimony from an Australia Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) investigator was "credible", and cast doubt on comments from the two athletes.

"Right now we are anxious about safety and welfare of the athletes and we are taking this very seriously and monitoring the situation with team Cameroon". They're still within their visas.

Philip Muchiri, a veteran broadcast journalist, is our lead reporter at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

"Like other visitors to Australia, Commonwealth Games visitors who hold a valid visa, are free to enjoy their stay in Australia".

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton took the extraordinary step of warning athletes against trying to overstay their visas.

"However, Commonwealth Games visitors who do not meet their visa requirements can expect to have their visas cancelled".

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