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Cameroon: The story of Francoise Mbango Etone

Angler's Rest favorite story from the Olympics is Francoise Mbango Etone, the Cameroonian winner of the gold medal in the women’s triple jump.

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  • Onguene

    A much more detailed article on the Mbango story, titled “Francoise Mbango – The Ultimate Revenge of Cameroon’s ‘Capricious’ and ‘Unpatriotic’ Star Athlete” is available at: http://www.dibussi.com/

  • Takany Sash

    This Lady is simply SUPER!!!
    Yet with so many God-given, super-talented and EXTRAORDINARILY SUCCESSFUL maestros (T&F: Francoise; Football: R. Milla, F. Omam Biyick, T. Nkono, A. Bell, P. Mboma, S. Eto’o,… Basketball: Samnyck, J. Noah, Mba a Moute,… Boxing: Bessala, Emane… Tennis: Yannick Noah,…etc.), certainly due to colonially impressed inferiority complex, Cameroon still import foreign coaches—often French mercenaries—squandering thus their scarce national resources. It would seem normal to think that knowing THEIR COUNTRY [or “Africanship”] and THE INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS they’ve miraculously conquered, these maestros would be the BEST TEACHERS TO THEIR OWN [Cameroonian or even African] YOUTH aspiring to emulate and perpetrate their success.

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