Flames off to Cameroun

The Flames are this morning expected to fly out of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for Cameroun via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Finals which kicks off on Sunday.

The team was in Jeddah for a 10 day pre- Afcon training camp and managed to play one friendly match against Comoros.

However, three players defender Mark Fodya, midfielder Charles Petro and striker Richard have been left behind after testing positive to Covid-19.

They will have another test on Thursday and will fly out on Friday once they are cleared. 

“Since we arrived we have been having Covid-19 tests at least every 72 hours. And during the Monday tests the three came out positive. 

” They are currently in isolation. Team Liason officer James Sangala will remain with three in Jeddah and once they are cleared they will join the rest of the team in Cameroon,” said FAM Communications Director  Gomezgani Zakazaka. 

The 16 players plus 11 officials, who are travelling from Jeddah will be joined by four players and four officials at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. 

The four players are goalkeeper Charles Thom , defender Gomezgani Chirwa and midfielders Chimwemwe Idana and Peter Banda. 

The officials are FAM President Walter Nyamilandu Manda, Head of Delegation at AFCON Tiya Somba Banda,  COVID-19 Officer Dr. Precious Kadzamira and kit Master Richard Justin. 

From Addis Ababa the team will fly to Douala where it will connect to their base Bafoussam.


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