#Bidoungchallenge: Cameroon footballers bow to president

When footballers from Cameroon’s national team met their president after winning the Africa Cup of Nations, they saw how low they could bow while shaking his hand.

They were taking part in the #BidoungChallenge, named after the sports minister who was ridiculed for taking an exaggerated bow when he met President Paul Biya in December.

@PaolaAudrey tweets: But who did it? That the person will step forward, you are more and more fast (Translation from French)Image copyright Twitter / @PaolaAudrey

Thousands of people have tweeted their own versions since.

But this is believed to be the first time since Sports Minister Pierre Ismael Bidoung Mpkatt’s deep bow that anyone has recreated the moment with the president himself.

The footballers managed to bow much lower than Mr Bidoung and the broadcast of the footballers’ meeting also showed they also got to bow low to President Biya’s wife, Chantal.

She seemed to take it in good spirits, applauding when a footballer bowed low to her husband before approaching her.

The president also appeared to be laughing with the footballers.

In December ordinary Cameroonians started seeing if they could get any lower that the sports minister:

@afrik2_radio tweets: #CourberDosChallengeImage copyright Twitter / @afrik2_radio

The footballers didn’t go as low as this man:

@zebstatou tweets: #courberdoschallengeImage copyright Twitter / @zebstatou

or this man:

@Enn_Cee_Kay tweets: And here is the winner! (Translation from French)Image copyright


source: bbc.com