Les Lions Indomptables

Posted by Thryn on November 17th, 2009 filed in Cross Culture, Goal 3, Post

The Indomitable Lions
The Indomitable Lions
Traditional dancers at the Lions game
Traditional dancers at the Lions game
Waving the Cameroon flag
Waving the Cameroon flag

We have a camera again so now we can share photos again. Studies show that blog posts sans photos are 23% less exciting. I just made that statistic up.

A couple weeks ago I was in Yaounde taking the Foreign Service Officers Test. The same weekend, Cameroon’s stellar football team, the Indomitable Lions played Togo in an exciting match that we attended with a group of other volunteers. It was the first professional football match I had ever attended. The stadium was packed. The seats are concrete steps, there is no electronic scoreboard, no announcer giving the play by play in between bits of base-heavy pop music. Instead, the energy of the crowd was intensified by Cameroonians playing traditional drums and dancing. Venders sold cookies, beer and soda, and there was a guy who served up a delicious helping of peanuts and popcorn in a paper cone for 100 francs (~20 cents). The Lions dominated Togo, winning the match 3-0.

4 Responses to “Les Lions Indomptables”

  1. Steve Jackson Says:
    November 18th, 2009 at 8:58 am

    That looks great. Wish I’d done that.

  2. Terry Says:
    November 24th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    That sounded like Fun!! Whant an experience you are having. We miss you and will be glad when you are back home!!

  3. Kateri Says:
    December 4th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    I think your made up statistic should be even higher! For me they are like 70% less interesting. I like pictures (you have to say that in a Forrest Gump kind of drawl):P

  4. samuel Says:
    February 15th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    j’aime ce drapeau parceque c’est le drapeau de mon pays:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

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