The organizing comittee of the Cameroon sports awards made the announcement on December 26, 2019 in Yaounde.
During a press conferennce held in Yaounde, Cameroon, members of the organizing comittee granted some highlights on the second edition of the Cameroon sports awards formely known as CAEM awards.
For the second edition, 21 categories will feature on the awards’ chart instead of 45 like the previous year(2018).
The voting process closed last December 24 on social media like facebook, accounts for 30 percent while 70 percent of the other credits are awarded by the members of the scientific comittee.
The President of the organizing comittee outlined the major innovations of the event scheduled for Sunday 29th December 2019 at the conference center in Yaounde.
Joseph Patrick Balla said: « We have decided to group athletes, footballers, journalists, consultants etc. depending on their various disciplines or activities. And this year as main innovation, we have professional and amateur football, producers of sports’ programmes on competition ».
« The Cameroon sports awards is out to recognize and celebrate our talents in the country. We are the first sponsor of our event. Accomodations of all the nominees are part of our budget. We therefore rely on the press to help us work on the situation of the laureates who for now just receive symbolic trophees with no financial stipend at the end» said the organizing comittee members.
It was disclosed that, the national insurance fund is the main partner of the event. The National Insurance Fund has decided to accompany the Cameroon sports awards to better make understand to the public its social programmes and by the way celebrate sports talents, as underscored during discussions with media practitioners.
Ahead of the gala night, two matches will be played on the 28th December, in memory of late Ghislaine Bebom, God mother of the Cameroon sports awards, who passed away in June 2019. A team of professional footballers, the Cameroon association of sports journalists, the national insurance fund and the organizing comittee will take part in this game.
By Elise Kenimbeni