Uganda confirms two athletes missing at Commonwealth Games in Australia

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Blagg, who won gold with Rebecca Gallantree at the Games four years ago in Glasgow, secured second place with 276.90 points behind of Australia pair Esther Qin and Georgia Sheehan on 284.10 points.

Boxer Olivier Heracles Matam Matam is one of the Cameroon athletes missing from the Commonwealth Games village.

"The team was here in Warwick training, but the reality is we are three hours away from the Gold Coast, it is quite a trip", Cr Dobie told news.com.au.

More than 4,500 athletes from 71 countries will take part during the course of the games, which began on April 5, competing for a total of 275 gold medals.

Games officials have confirmed a Rwandan athlete, two Ugandans and potentially one Ghanaian are also missing in action.

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Officials fear the athletes won't be coming back and what's left of the Cameroon team flew home on Wednesday evening to prevent any more escapes.

In January, Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton warned athletes who were planning to attend the games they needed to follow the country's laws.

Seven of them went AWOL in London during the 2012 Olympics and never returned to their country.

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

Meanwhile, the Commonwealth Games Federation said the missing athletes have not broken any laws at this stage, as their visas are still valid.

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Although the Australian Border Force has been informed, the athletes are not yet in breach of their visa conditions.

"England have beaten New Zealand over the last couple of years but we've never done it in a major tournament", said goal keeper Geva Mentor.

"That includes Cameroon and any other athletes".

The Cameroon team at the opening ceremony.

He added however that: "After the investigations, they'll realise that I know nothing about it and I'll be exonerated".

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"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".

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