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Cameroon : Chantal Biya Super Cup Kicks off This Weekend

The 5th edition of the competition will run from August 15 to 22, 2010 in Nanga-Eboko. The Chantal Biya Super Cup instituted to celebrate the charity works of the First Lady enters the 5th edition this year with over one thousand athletes expected to take part in the various sporting competitions. The competition which rotates among the seven Sub Division of the Upper Sanaga Division will take place this year in Nanga Eboko from August 15 to 22, 2010.

The major attraction of the event is the football competition which will bring together seven teams, who emerged champions in their respective Sub Divisions. The tournament will be closely followed by trainers of the younger categories of the national team like the under 20 coach, Dieudonné Nke, cadet coach, Doumbé Bosso and the coach of the U-20 Lions, Ntoungou Mpile to detect future talents for their respective squads. Besides football, the other sports competitions include a cross country race and walking competition.

On the sidelines of the sporting competitions, there will be free screening for HIV/AIDS, free medical test and healthcare for cancer of the uterus for women and prostrate cancer for men, surgical operations for hernia and ophthalmological pathologies.

There will also be the election of Miss Upper Sanaga which will be in its second edition with the criteria for election including a sound knowledge of the tradition and customs of the people of the Upper Sanaga Division, cookery, fashion parade as well as the physical attributes of the candidates. As is the tradition during the competition, there will equally be the distribution of free farm inputs to inhabitants of the area.

Activities will end with a grand cultural evening that will be animated by musicians from the area and Cameroon at large. According to Serge Epoune, the Communication Officer for the event, efforts are underway to change the status of the Chantal Biya Super Cup to an institution just as Chantal Biya Foundation or the Chantal Biya Mother and Child Care Centre. In the domain of sports, some 22 football coaches were trained and a trainer put at the disposal of every Sub Division in the Upper Sanaga division to groom talents that will represent the locality in the future, just as Achille Emana is doing today. Two players from the competition are already playing in the regional division two championship.

Fred VUBEM TOH, Cameroon Tribune

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