Kidnapped university football team freed in Cameroon

Written by on March 24, 2019

Douala, Cameroon (CNN)The university football team that was abducted earlier in the week in Cameroon has been freed, the university’s head coach told CNN on Friday.

The team of 20 students was taken while they were training at the University of Buea on Wednesday. They were released outside Buea town, in the southwest region of the country, coach Nicolas Asongu told CNN on Friday.
The players told their coach they were tortured by their kidnappers. “They were maltreated and some of them have wounds on their backs,” Asongu said.
The coach said those who were wounded are receiving treatment at a hospital.

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