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With only four days left in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, an unexpected storyline has surfaced.

Commonwealth Games officials have revealed they are concerned about eight Cameroon athletes who have gone missing, NEWS.com.au reports.

The first three left on April 8, two more on April 9, and three last night.

The athletes have been identified as boxers Fotsala Simplice, Fokou Arsene, Ndzie Tchoyi Christian, Yombo Ulrich and Ndiang Christelle, and weightlifters Matam Olivier Heracles, Minkoumba Petit David and Fouodji Sonkbou.

Her coach, husband and the Indian shooting team's manager Raunak Pandit was by her side as she spoke and when asked what went into maintaining consistency at the highest level, Sidhu turned to her better half for answers.

The missing athletes were part of a team that participated in a training camp in Warwick before arriving on the Gold Coast.

'It's obviously disappointing that some of the athletes that have come, didn't compete, ' Grevemberg said.

Team coordinator Simon Molombe admits that he is not sure they will be coming back.

Team Cameroon officials have notified Australia police of the situation, as well as state officials in their home country.

Mr Molombe said the incident was very worrying.

Out of those who went missing, six competed without winning medals, while two absconded while they were still due to compete.

In 2012, seven Cameroonian athletes disappeared while in London for the Olympics.

Games organising committee chairman Peter Beattie said as things stood, none of the athletes had breached Australian law.

Nine Cameroon athletes disappeared at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

This is the second time since 2012 that Cameroonian athletes have gone missing at an global competition.

"Right now we are anxious about safety and welfare of the athletes and we are taking this very seriously and monitoring the situation with team Cameroon", Mr Grevemberg said.

In February Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton warned games visitors including athletes and officials, must abide by their visa conditions or else face effect under Australian law.

A team spokesman said this morning 12 basketballers and two weight lifters who had finished their competitions had flown home, but others remained on the Gold Coast to compete in the wrestling events today and in boxing tomorrow.


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