Ministers Nalova Lyonga, Mouelle Kombi Flag Off FESNASSCO A Games In Fanfare

Apr 5, 2024

Limbe City Mayor, Paul Efome Ngale, holding the Olympic Flame of the 24th Edition of the FENASSCO A Games after it was handed over to him by the Minister of Secondary Education, Prof. Pauline Nalova Lyonga

By Francis Tim Mbom

The Minister of Secondary Education, Prof Pauline Nalova Lyonga, and the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Professor Narcise Mouelle Kombi, on Wednesday, April, flagged off the start of the 24th edition of the National FENASSCO A Games in Limbe amidst much fanfare.

For the one week, more than 2,000 athletes drawn from the 10 Regions of the country shall compete in 12 sporting disciplines, including football, handball, basketball, volleyball, badminton and track and fields sports.

The opening session, which took place at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium at Ngeme, was animated by a football match between the Southwest Female Football representatives against their sister team from the Northwest.

The SW Representatives, Global Bilingual Comprehensive College, Kumba, beat their sister team, CCAST Bambili, from the NW Region by 2 goals to nil.

The kick-off of the match was executed by Minister Narcise Kombi, who was accompanied by the Governor of the SW, Bernard Okalia Bilai; the SW Regional Delegate for Secondary Education, Dr Hannah Etonde Mbua, among other officials.

The football match was preceded by a colourful march past by the 10 regional representatives and followed by a cultural animation. 

After watching the first match of the games and all other opening displays, Minister Nalova had this to say: “All I can is that the opening has been very successful, very nice.”

She, however, called for a spirit of discipline to be observed through the games that shall end on April 9.

Limbe happens to be the host city for this 24th edition of the FENASSCO League A Games.

Thus, during the opening, the Limbe City Mayor used the occasion to thank the Minister of Secondary Education for having made the choice of Limbe to play host to the games this year.

“It’s thanks to you, Madam Minister, that the City of Limbe has hosted the FENASSCO League A Games for the very first time. The honour you did to the population of this Municipality was visible yesterday during the reception of the Olympic Flame,” the City Mayor said.

The opening session on Wednesday was preceded by inauguration of the games’ monument at GHS Limbe. 

Minister Nalova shaking hands
Minister Nalova shaking hands with local authorities

This inauguration that was presided at by the two Ministers was followed by the reception of the Olympic Flame by Minister Lyonga from the Garoua Delegation that hosted the 2023 edition of the games. This flame was then handed over to the Limbe City Mayor who is the 2024 host for the games.

The Flame reception ceremony was graced by the presence of Samuel Eto’o President of the Federation of Cameroon Football, FECAFOOT.


Chantal Biya’s Excellence Prize

The Post gathered that Cameroon’s Telecommunication Company, CAMTEL, shall be offering laptops to some of the best athletes under the Chantal Biya Excellence Prize.

CAMTEL, The Post further gathered, has other IT gadgets, which they shall be offering to other winners during the finals of the Games.

Given that the future shall be dictated more by artificial intelligence, CAMTEL happens to be out to join the Minister of Secondary Education to help build a better future for the youths as far as artificial intelligence is concerned.

During Minister Nalova’s opening address, she especially admonished all parents to encourage their children, today, to learn or have a mastery of artificial intelligence as the key to a better future for our society.