AFCON 2019 Final Referees Get Heroic Welcome In Cameroon

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Cameroonian referee Sidi Neant Alioum and his two assistants, Evarist Menkouande and Elvis Nguengoue, received a resounding welcome after officiating in the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Completesports.com reports.

The trio arrived in Yaoundé on Sunday as fans stood on the streets to cheer and welcome them.

Even though the national team failed to go beyond the Round of 16 where they lost to the Super Eagles of Nigeria, the referees lifted the Cameroon flag very high by taking control of the final game between Senegal and Algeria on Friday, July 19.

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Centre referee, Sidi Neant Alioum ans his assistants – Evarist Menkouande and Elvis Nguengoue get heroic welcome in Cameroon

AFCON 2019 final centre referee Sidi Neant Alioum

Alioum and his two assistant referees were the first Cameroonian officials to handle a final match in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations. And they achieved that feat in the…



Source: Complete Sports