The President of the Republic, Paul Biya addressed a letter of congratulations to Eric Salvador Tchouyo, world champion of classic Scrabble.
President Paul Biya salutes Eric Salvador Tchuyo’s achievement. The Head of State sent a letter of congratulations to the new classical scrabble world champion on November 3, 2021 under the cover of the Ministry of Arts and Culture. “You have just brilliantly won the final of the Classic Scrabble World Championship which took place in Aix-les-Bains, France. This intellectual performance against your compatriot, testifies to your mastery of the French language and of that and of the rules of the game of this highly contested tournament “, writes Paul Biya who continues:” by becoming the best classical scrabbler in the world, you have done honor to your national federation and to your country. Cameroon thus confirms its status as a land of champions in various disciplines and on all continents. I send you, following your victory which will remain memorable, My sincere congratulations and My encouragement, with which My Bride is associated “.
The message from the President of the Republic comes 24 hours after the reception of the hero and his companions by the Cameroonian Ambassador to France André Magnus Ekoumou. The diplomat praised the talent of the Cameroonian team members. “You made a whole country proud,” he said in his speech, stressing that the players had “honored the motherland“. As encouragement, he handed them a symbolic envelope. A wine of honor was offered to these heroes, to diplomatic and consular staff as well as to guests in the large ceremonial hall of the Cameroonian embassy in France.
On Tuesday, October 26, 2021, Éric Salvador Tchouyo won the title of world champion of Scrabble, “classic” category by beating his compatriot Amédée Assomo who is also the president of the Cameroonian Scrabble federation. He thus allowed his country, three times champion of Africa, to obtain its first world title.