Cameroon Tribune (Yaoundé)

5 October 2006

Cameroon: Wrestling - "Tiger Destroyer" to Challenge Super Makia

The information was made public by the president of Fecacatch in a press conference yesterday.

The Cameroon professional wrestling federation, known by its French acronym, Fecacatch, in partnership with Sud-Expansion and the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education will on November 4, 2006 organise a wrestling gala at the Yaounde conference centre. The event, which counts for the African heavy weight championship, will see the participation of wrestlers from Africa and Europe. The climax of the championship will be the epic fight between John Tiger alias Tiger Destroyer of South Africa, and the reigning African heavy weight champion for close to two decades, Mbeng Makia alias "Super Makia" or the gorrila of the equatorial forest.

In prelude to the event, officials of Fecacatch, the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education, as well as the official sponsors of the event, held a press conference yesterday at the Yaounde city council hall, to brief the public about the upcoming mega event in the history of wrestling in Cameroon.

Fielding questions from journalists, the first vice president of fecacatch, colonel Nsangou Adamou, said wrestling had been in lethargy because it was formerly associated to other disciplines like boxing or judo. It was just recently that a separate federation was created for the sport. He announced the participation of French wrestlers whose federation president, Jerome Porrut confirmed his coming to Cameroon by phone to journalists. The Francecatch president said his federation will be providing technical support to fecacatch to ensure the success of the event.

Quizzed on how he felt fighting a challenger who had won 30 of his 35 wrestling bouts by knock out, Super Makia said as a champion, he has always been preparing and ready to beat anyone who tries to take his belt away from him. Meanwhile Tiger Destroyer, a South African who lives and trains in the United States, has promised to destroy Super Makia and collect the african title to South Africa.

The president of Sud Expansion, Edoa Elisabeth, said her organisation was out to promote sports and other cultural activities and not only wrestling.

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