What They're Saying: Arrey Elvis Ntu

“You don’t see the football spirit. People who live here — who cannot just leave — are afraid to be associated with the Cup. We love football, but we prefer to remain alive.”

-- Arrey Elvis Ntui, the Cameroon expert for the International Crisis Group, on Africa Cup of Nations games being played in Cameroon's Anglophone region, where rebels are pushing to create their own country called Ambazonia. On the fourth day of the tournament, Gambia's team bus was forced to race back to the team hotel in Buea, the home base for four teams, when a homemade bomb was tossed from a taxi. On the eve of the tournament, Mola the Lion, the tournament mascot, toured the region to promote the event, wearing a bulletproof vest and surrounded by soldiers. (Washington Post)
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