Libya is the latest nation to receive Observer status from the Rugby League European Federation, which administers the sport in Africa.
Following their heroics to partake in the recent Middle East Africa Championship in Lagos, Nigeria - which included a four-day bus journey each way, unscheduled border hold ups and fending off robbery - Cameroon Rugby League has been offered help by Australian side Cooma Stallions.
The Cameroon rugby league players have returned home after one of the most courageous and arduous journeys of any international sporting side in recent times.
Five of the six clubs playing domestic rugby league in the Cameroon are represented in their reduced 22-man squad for the MEA Championship in Lagos, Nigeria from 2-5 October. Bulls RL from Yaoundé have the highest number included, with eight, although the club Championship has taken a break while players are released for national team duties.
The days when brick-and-mortar retailers were the only place where shoppers could buy their rugby merchandise are all but a distant memory now. Last year, an estimated 1.8 billion people worldwide purchased products online amounting to more than 2.5 trillion US dollars collectively, with that number expected to increase year on year.