Sunday, April 5, 2020

Coronavirus: Patrick Mboma speaks once again about the death of his uncle

The former striker of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon regretted the attitude of the Cameroonian authorities who, tried to hide the true origin of the death of his parent while pretending to be a mythomaniac.

In the early hours of Monday morning, March 23, 2020, Patrick Mboma announced on his twitter account, the death of his uncle Achille Essome Moukouri, first victim of the Covid-19 on Cameroonian soil. 

"Awful news!" A call from my mother this morning to tell me that I have just lost my uncle Achille Essome Moukouri. Thank you Covid-19. To all those who think in Cameroon that these are only stories, I beg you, stay confined. It's the only thing to do, ”he announced. 

If the information relayed by the sports consultant was fully proven, the Cameroonian authorities immediately contradicted him, claiming that the deceased had rather succumbed to heart failure and diabetes, pathologies they had been dragging on for a long time. 

Government co-pedaling

A few days after the denial, the Minister of Public Health Manaouda Malachie changed his mind, acknowledging during a press conference that Achille Essome Moukouri had indeed died from the consequences of Coronavirus. 

This communication cacophony more saddened Patrick Mboma who was already suffering from the departure of his uncle. 

"For my uncle, it was difficult, I do not know why the authorities wanted to hide it but in reality, he was the first patient who should have been declared", he indicated Monday during the 'Talents d'Afrique' program on Canal + Afrique. The bad news then followed for the ex-player of Paris-Saint Germain who was also marked by the death of Pape Diouf on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday. 

"It was a very difficult week at first," he said.