Ahead of the FIFA female World cup to be played in France come June, the indomitable lionesses of Cameroon are in China for a buildup. In their first game of a mini tournament organised in view of the World Cup, the lionesses outplayed Croatia by 2-1.
Magdalene Ngono Mani put the lionesses ahead at the 33rd minute but a blunder from goalkeeper Ngo Ndom Annette permitetd the Croatians to level scores at the 63rd minute. Michelle Akaba Edoa will offer the lionesses a win scoring 6 minutes to full time after a beautiful assist from Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene.
Coach Alain Djeumfa still has much work to do over a team that benefited from 9 corners in this game but couldn’t make good use of them. The lionesses ended the game with 2 yellow bookings against 0 for the Croatians, 2 shots on target (2 goals) against 1 for the Crotaians.
Cameroon’s Starting XI against Croatia
NGO NDOM ANNETTE
NGOCK YANGO GRÂCE
NGO MBELECK GENEVIEVE
NGONO MANI MICHEL
This victory sends the indomitable lionesses into the finals of the tournament where they will face the winner of the Russia vs China game.
Cameroon will face Canada in its opener of the world on june 10th 2019