One-fifth of Cameroon's Commonwealth Team has gone AWOL

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Nso said team officials had notified Australian police.

Eight Cameroon athletes - one third of their entire team - have fled the Commonwealth Games, with their whereabouts now unknown.

Disappearance of African athletes at overseas competitions is something that has often happened.

Officials with the team have said they are "disappointed" and admitted the eight athletes, comprised of five boxers and three weightlifters, are not likely to return.

A statement said testimony from an Australia Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) investigator was "credible", and cast doubt on comments from the two athletes.

Cr Dobie said there was no indication they were unhappy and "they were great ambassadors for their country, there was no indication at any time that there was an issue with individuals".

The Cameroon team's press agent Simon Molombe told news.com.au the players "just left in the night" and there were no leads on the missing athletes on Thursday morning.

Out of those who went missing, six competed without winning medals, while two absconded before they had competed.

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While it may be "very embarrassing", it's not actually a crime as they have current visas.

'We encourage people to get a visa, come here and compete, stay a little while after, spend some money in this country and then go home, ' he said.

"It's obviously disappointing that some of the athletes who've come didn't compete as they were scheduled to compete", he said.

Cameroon officials are still working with the Australian Border Force to locate their eight missing athletes.

A sixth Cameroon athlete, Ulrich Rodrigue Yombo, was on Wednesday confirmed missing after he failed to appear at the weigh-in on Wednesday ahead of the quarter-final bout in the 81kg division.

"The safety and welfare of those athletes from the Team Cameroon perspective is being taken very, very seriously, but we are obviously monitoring that situation with Team Cameroon", Mr Grevemberg added.

"But these athletes are guests here in Australia, they are still within their visas and they have the right to travel freely", Grevemberg said.

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