Minnesota Cameroon community kicks off soccer tournament

Veterans FC is one of the Cameroon community teams participating in this year's MINCAM Mini Soccer Tournament. On the left is Dr. Robert Tamukong, the president of the Minnesota Cameroon Community. Photo: Courtesy of MINCAM

The Minnesota Cameroon Community (MINCAM) last June 16, 2012 launched the MINCAM Mini Soccer Tournament. The launching ceremony took place at the Kohler Meadow Park, Vadnais Heights. The kick off ceremony was presided over by Dr. Robert Tamukong, the president of the Minnesota Cameroon Community.

The tournament brings together three Cameroon community teams; Mankon United, Veteran Football Club, and FABAMI. The tournament launching day was also marked by a picnic that brought together over five hundred members of the Cameroon community in Minnesota and their families. In day one of the tournament, Mankon United defeated Veteran Football Club by 4 goals to 1.

The following results have been registered so far:
Saturday June 23, 2012 – Day 2: FABAMI defeated Mankon United 8 – 3
Saturday June 30, 2012 – Day 3: Mankon United defeated FABAMI 3 -2

Day 4 of the tournament will be played in July 21, 2012 between Veteran FC and FABAMI.

The tournament is part of activities to mark the 4th Annual MINCAM Cultural Activities. Other activities to commemorate the MINCAM Cultural week will include a graduation recognition event to celebrate members of the Cameroon community who graduated from high school or college, and a General Assembly session of MINCAM.

MINCAM’s Cultural week will culminate with a Cultural Event on Saturday August 18, 2012.

About Frederick Ndip

Frederick Ndip is a Mshale Contributing Writer. A native of Cameroon, he is a Community Organizer and Activist who lives and works in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.

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