Women’s AFCON 2016: Cameroon deploys troops to Limbe and Yaounde 0

Cameroon has announced a massive deployment of troops to help strengthen police presence during the Africa Cup of Nations Women’s Football which runs from the 19th of November to the 3rd of December 2016. Yaoundé has already stationed nearly 3,000 police officers in the cities of Yaoundé and Limbe, where the matches of the 10th edition of the female AFCON football will take place.

Cameroon Concord News sources say the Cameroonian authorities have reinforced surveillance in order to ensure maximum security of the members of the different teams and delegations including officials of the Confederation of African Football. Many elements of the police force have been seen in recent days on the main streets of the nation’s capital. Plain cloth police officers have also been deployed in the hotels where teams are lodged.

By Chi Prudence Asong