8, February 2017
President Biya and Ni John Fru Ndi of the SDF have both congratulated the indomitable lions for their brilliant victory at the Total Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon 2017. Biya used a recent popular expression in Cameroon “Vous les avez mis dans la sauce”, to describe how the Lions thrashed their opponents.
In his keynote address, Paul Biya who has been in power since 1982 happily received his fifth Africa Cup of Nations title and praised the performances of Hugo Broos, the new manager of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.
Paul Biya compared the players of the national football team to the soldiers engaged in the war against the Nigerian Islamic sect, Boko Haram, who relentlessly and selflessly defend the intangibility of Cameroon’s borders since 2014.
The Cameroonian Chief Executive elevated some of the Lions to the rank of commander of the order of valor and others to the rank of knights. The master ceremony attempted to be bilingual but put up a very poor show.
By Rita Akana