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“Misusing/Destroying CHAN Facilities Could Be Severely Punished” Cameroon’s Sport Minister Warns

Nkafu 237 | 20.01.2021 | 0 | 237 INSIDER with Kampii , Trending

One thing that has been so recurrent since the African Nations Championship (CHAN 2021) kicked off in Cameroon on January 16, 2021, has been the bad attitude some spectators have been putting up when it comes to handling the sports facilities at different stadia hosting matches across the country. That has drawn the attention of Cameroon’s Minister of Sports and Physical Education, who doubles as the President of COCAN 2021, Professor Narcisse Mouelle Kombi and he has recently issued a strong-worded communiqué, warning such spectators to either put an end to such dishonorable acts and behaviors or face severe consequences. “Misusing/Destroying CHAN Facilities Could Be Severely Punished” Cameroon’s Sports Minister Warns.

According to Professor Moulle Kombi, such acts and behaviors which include trampling on seats, placing feet on armrests and backrests, dumping refuse in inappropriate areas and anarchical occupation of seats are deviant, incivile, and do not honor their operators in any way.

The Minister stressed that such acts are also punishable and urged spectators to safeguard the quality, integrity, and cleanliness of sports facilities, adding that it is important for stewards and volunteers responsible for ensuring discipline and taking care of the stadiums to be more attentive and vigilant during upcoming matches.

Minister Moulle Kombi also reminded spectators that Covid-19 is still very much around and it is important for them to respect barrier measures against the deadly disease during matches, especially the wearing of face masks and physical distancing.

With this communique from the Minister of Sports, it is now clear that just because you bought a ticket and was given access to the stadium, you just cannot misuse or destroy the facilities because you will definitely face the consequences when the time comes and that may include ending up in prison. After all, these same facilities will be needed in 2020 when Cameroon will host the biggest tournament in Africa, the African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2020).

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