Two AFCON stars among players shot at during attempted carjacking


The three Marseille players were victims of an attempted carjacking, with the attackers opening fire on the fleeing motorists

Two Cameroon internationals were among the three Olympique Marseille players who came under a hail of gunfire during an attempted carjacking.

Three Marseille players were attacked after the last match in the French League

Cameroonians Jean Onana, Faris Mombanya and Ivorian youngster Bamo Meite were returning in a convoy of vehicles to Marseille after their team's 2-1 win over Le Havre on the final day of the season when criminals targeted them with the aim of stealing their cars. .


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According to La Provence newspaper, the criminals tried to hijack the players' cars and even resorted to shooting them while they were trying to escape. Fortunately, none of the players were injured during the attack, although two bullet holes were found in the driver's side door of one car, and another car was hit in the trunk.

The stars of the African Cup of Nations escape from a difficult situation

Onana and Mombania represented Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations, with the former winning a bronze medal in the 2021 edition, while the latter was part of the squad eliminated from the 2023 edition by Nigeria's Super Eagles.

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Marseille star Fares Mombania | Africa sports news

Meite, although from Ivory Coast, has never featured in the Africa Cup of Nations as he has never played for the Elephants' first team. However, the Marseille star has featured for the Ivory Coast Under-23s on one occasion.

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