Paralympics: Football Tournament Launched

First edition of the tournament for Intellectually Retarded People kicked off in Yaounde on Tuesday June 12, 2018.

The Yaounde Military Stadium was the venue of the official launching of the first edition of the International Football Tournament for Intellectually Retarded People on Tuesday June 12, 2018.

Organised by the Cameroon Federation for Sports for the Intellectually Deficient (FECASDI) in collaboration with the “Confederation International Francophone des Sports Adaptés et Culture” (CIFSAC), the competition brings together teams from Cameroon and Gabon.

Speaking at the opening, the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Bidoung Mkpatt, officially declared open the tournament. The President of CIFSAC, Jean-Claude Wach said the trophy will be at stake every year as the competition is in honour of the first president of CIFSAC, Roy Compte.

The opening ceremony was marked by a football match between Cameroon and Gabon. At the end of the encounter, Gabon beat Cameroon 2-1. Gabon’s first goal was an own goal scored by Oyono Ndi (11th minute) of Cameroon and the second was scored by Gael Ndongo (33rd minute). Cameroon’s goal was scored by Balep Thomas at the 25th minute.

The coach for Gabon, Jean Walker Onana said his team was able to win because they master the techniques of the game more than Cameroon. He said the objective is to take home the tr...

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