Nkeze MBONWOH | 02-11-2016 08:18



Nigerians and Malians are expected in Buea while Kenyans and Ghanaians will stay in Limbe.

Any of these days the Parliamentarian Flats, Cameroon’s most history-packed hotel based in the South West Regional capital, Buea, will book in two national female football teams from Nigeria and Mali. The teams are part of the eight flying in for the 2016 female AFCON competition hosted by Cameroon in two localities of Yaounde, nation’s capital for pool “A” and Limbe in the South West Region for pool “B”.

Pool “B” of Limbe hosting four teams will spread its accommodation to neighbouring cities of Limbe and Buea. The official play ground will be the Limbe Omnisports Stadium. Buea, the capital city of the South West Region situated some 15 kilometres from the play ground will host games officials in the famous Mountain Hotel. Meanwhile two teams from Nigeria and Mali will lodge in the nearby Parliamentarian Flats. Kenya and Ghana will stay in a Limbe-based privately owned FINI Hotel. The managements of all hotels have promised to offer princely treats to their guests.

The Parliamentarian Flats Hotel in Buea, staet-owned, has undergone a nine-month renovation raising their status to a five-star hotel. Their rooms are designed with balconies either facing the second tallest mountain of Africa called Mount Cameroon northwards or overlooking the interminable Atlantic Ocean Southwards. Historically, the Parliamentarian Flats was initially a 30-room rest house conceived during the Cameroon federation to host Members of the then West Cameroon Parliament, the Members of the then West Cameroon House of Chiefs, and the civil servants who just returned from training abroad.

Today, Parliamentarian Flats has been remodeled and extended from 30 to 76 rooms. It now has state-of-the-art fittings for the Kitchen, restaurant, and swimming pool. There are playing courts for volleyball, handball and other sports.  A well-spaced gymnasium is located on the ground floor with displayed photos of sports legends like the all-time footballer, Roger Milla, Eto’o Fils, and the local female mountaineer, Sarah Etonge.