In Summary

The two countries share the headlines again after making late entries for the IAAF World Cross-country Championships due Kampala on March 26

KAMPALA.

The most recent time Egypt and Cameroon shared a sporting headline was last month when the two nations faced off in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final in Gabon.

Striker Vincent Aboubakar struck a late winner for Cameroon to win 2-1, bagging their fifth title, now only two behind record winners Egypt.

The two countries share the headlines again after making late entries for the IAAF World Cross-country Championships due Kampala on March 26.

“We had 61 countries which had confirmed but Egypt and Cameroon now move the numbers up,” Local Organising Committee Head of Media Norman Katende told this paper yesterday.
However, Iraq withdrew leaving 62 countries that will be represented at Kololo Independence ground.

About 20 countries have sent in their final teams with Ethiopia naming familiar faces in 1500m World record holder Genzebe Dibaba, Hagos Gebrhiwet and Yomif Kejelcha on their list.
World x-country kings Kenya are expected to name their final side today.