They were the first delegations to arrive in Cameroon yesterday via the Nsimalen International airport.
South Africa and Egypt arrived in Cameroon yesterday via the Nsimalen international airport for the 2016 women AFCON. Both delegations came on board the same plane and torched down about thirty minutes behind schedule. On had to welcome them, were officials of the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education, the Egyptian Ambassador to Cameroon and a few media men aiming to have the first glimpse and word with the visitors. Despite the long journey to Cameroon both teams looked visibly happy to be in Cameroon taking selfies even before they could collect their baggages and excited to try a few words in French.
South Africa was the first to cross the border control, followed by Egypt with government and CAF officials facilitating the visas formalities for them and after ushered them to the waiting buses outside. While South Africa had no problem with their bus, the Egyptian team rejected the rickety vehicle that we brought to carry their luggage to the approval of the on looking crowd.
Both teams were accompanied by escort riders who cleared the traffic ahead of the convoy thereby arousing the curiosity of Yaounde city dwellers along their way. Some applauded while others just watched with amazement. The Egyptian delegation took up residence at the Mont Febe hotel while the South African delegation will be residing at the Djeuga Palace hotel.
As of now there is no information about the when the Zimbabwean delegation is due to arrive in Cameroon. While teams playing in Yaounde arrive through Nsimalen, those playing in Limbe arrive through Douala. Ghana and Nigeria were also expected in the country yesterday while the Mali will be arriving today at 10.30 pm.