29_year_old Farida Macha has been one of the revelations of the 2020_2021 Cameroon women’s league, recently branded the Guinness Super League.
In Just six matches played for AWA FF, Farida has had hand in nine goals, finding the back of the net five times and providing four assists. She is just one goal shy of the table toppers in the golden boot race, that is currently led by Amazone FAP’s duo of Catherine Mbengono and Marie Giselle Ngah Manga.
Farida’s fifth goal of the season came to break the deadlock against Canon Filles in Mbankomo on Thursday afternoon, as she powered home a cross from Ngo Boum Georgette at the 54th minute. To her, the goal was just a perfect way to bring AWA FF into the game, after pulling up a blank sheet against Vision sports on match day five, and a lacklustre first half against Canon.
“In the last game we shot ourselves in the foot by not scoring, so I think this was a good comeback to show that we have character, so it was just normal that we win this game, just like we should have won the last game”, Farida Macha said after their 2#0 win over Canon.
“Nothing worked out in the first segment. That’s football, you have to be patient and wait for a good opportunity, which we did. Football is a game of patience and I think we were patient enough to get the goals that we deserve”, she added.
Despite already having a hand in 70 percent of the 13 goals scored by AWA FF this season (5 goals and 4 assists), like Oliver Twist, the former Sporting Braga forward wants more;
“The season isn’t over, there is no reason to be satisfied so I’m just working so that we do what we are supposed to do, which is winning”.
Farida Macha joined AWA FF in the summer from portuguese side, Sporting Braga, where she had a scintillating run last term. Four points currently separates AWA FF from league leaders Amazone FAP, but coach Hassan Balla Ibrahim and his troops believe they can do better than their second place finish last season.