Cameroon mourns passing of esteemed sports consultant, Abdoulaye AdoGreat Ethiopian Run Instrumental to Promote Tourism, Investment : World Figure Athletes

By Charity Nginyu Cameroon is in mourning following the passing of Abdoulaye Ado, a revered sports consultant and unwavering supporter of Iya Mohamed. Ado, who was also an active member of the ANDP party (National Alliance for Democracy and Progress), reports say succumbed early this morning. Expressions of grief and tribute have poured in from various quarters, reflecting the profound impact Ado had on his community. Clement Dogmo, lamenting his loss, remarked, 'His analyses and insights on Cameroonian football affairs will be sorely missed.' Terence Koma reminisced, 'This intellectual was instrumental in leading us to the great victories of the Indomitable Lions' golden era.' Such sentiments underscore Ado's significant contributions to the nation's sporting legacy. Amidst the sorrow, there is acknowledgment of Ado's devout faith, with Gambo Pat reflecting, 'What a blessing to depart during the holy month of Ramadan. May the Almighty welcome you into His kingdom. Rest in peace, great man.' Abdoulaye A do's passing leaves a void in the realms of sports consultancy and political activism, leaving behind a legacy that will be remembered fondly by those whose lives he touched. Source: Cameroon News Agency Addis Ababa: The Great Ethiopian Run 2023, held in the vibrant capital of Addis Ababa on November 19, 2023, drawing over 45,000 participants, was a beacon of athletic excellence, economic empowerment, and international camaraderie, legendary World athletics figures and an ambassador stated. Sunday's race, which attracted participants from several countries and international institutions, garnered praise from prominent figures in the world of sports and diplomacy, highlighting its multifaceted impact on Ethiopia and beyond. Ethiopian athletics legend Haile Gebreselasie hailed the Great Ethiopian Run which attracts people from all walks of life as a crucial catalyst for the growth and development of athletics and the economy in Ethiopia. According to him, many Ethiopians, embassies, NGOs, and people from other international institutions participated in the race. "The event attracts investment for our country. When over 45,000 people run here, it shows how Ethiopia is capable to organizing such a race in Add is Ababa and also attracts foreigners to run or visit as tourists," Haile said. "But I see its importance more in relation to the athletes. We will use the race to develop our athletics,' he underscored. Thus, the Great Ethiopian Run is a lifeline for athletics, tourism, investment, and the economy in Ethiopia, he stressed. Haile believes the Great Ethiopian Run in collaboration with government institutions have the capabilities to organize world-class athletics events. "We are perfect organizers. We can host global athletics events." British TV commentator on athletics Tim Hutchings, impressed by the professional organization and scale of the event, echoed Haile's sentiments on its importance to athletics in the country and beyond. Source: Ethiopian News Agency