Super Falcons Cameroon diary, Day 12: Cameroonian thieves are the real MVPs

With Jermaine Seoposenwe
By Chibuogwu Nnadiegbulam

I woke up to an already jam-packed day, with my mind outlining what and what I needed to do, including writing my diary. I just felt busy even before I started doing anything.

To start with, I seemed glued to the bed until I completed an article I needed to submit to AIPS before noon, but I was ready in time for our movement to today's pre-match press conference.

In the bus, one of the Cameroonian journalists narrated how a TV was stolen at some place where he was drinking with about 19 other persons.  A man had come into the place, walked to the TV, unplugged it, and carried it with him.

But the journalist and the others assumed that the thief was a technician sent by the owner of the place. However, when the owner of the place came, he said he did not send any technician.

I laughed my heart out at the story. "See mind", I thought.

It was then another journalist in the bus revealed that three motorcycles were stolen from the stadium that night Nigeria played Kenya. We then remembered that a motorcycle sped past our bus that night, when we were on our way home. And the person at the back of the motorcycle was carrying another motorcycle which had its lights on.

After the stories about stealing, an argument ensued about who will win between Nigeria and South Africa. Tobi said he was giving the Super Falcons two goals ahead, while Sam kept insisting that history favours Nigeria. Most of the Cameroonian journalists in the bus were rooting for South Africa. They obviously want an easier opponent in the final.

When we got to the stadium at 2pm we had to wait for the representatives of each team to arrive. We were told there a was protest happening at the University of Buea which caused the delay for the teams who were actually coming from the same hotel in Buea.

There have also been stories emanating from Bamenda regarding strikes and protests, and there are hints that the likes of Limbe and Buea are just waiting for the Women's AFCON to come to an end.

English speaking Cameroonians feel cheated in the country and they would not mind fighting for their right and possibly independence, based on what some have said.

After the press conferences of the two teams, I was able to retake a photo with Jermaine Seoposenwe.

If you remember, I took a photo with her after they defeated Egypt 5-0 but the photo disappeared.


We got back home at about 6pm. And I buried my head in another article.
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