By Ekema Njoku M.
Coach Joseph Brain Ndocko and his Lionesses on a great football day for Cameroon, trampled on their Algerian counterparts by a 3-0 margin.
After overcoming a scare in their first group game on November 17 against the Eaglets of Mali, the lionesses were looking to keep their perfect run against an Algerian side that was coming to create an upset for the runners-up of the 2016 AWCON edition that was hosted on their own home ground.
Captain Patience Mani and her teammates began the game mounting pressure on the opponents and had total possession of the ball which made the girls develop their game plan. All sections of the team were organized giving room for chances to be created and barely 15minutes into the game, goals started coming for team Cameroon.
Last edition of the AWCON’s best player, Gabrielle Aboudi Ougene, put her side ahead when she burst forward, despite the Algerian goalkeeper doing her best to keep the initial shot; Ougene was so swift to finish her own rebound after breaking in on the Algerian defense to face the opponent’s goal post and keeper.
Another great attacking force for the Lionesses who has been dormant on national duties, Gaelle Deborah Enganamouit, netted the second for her team after chipping the ball over the shot-stopper for Algeria, sending her to pick the ball from across the goal line for the second time in the game.
Coach JB’s girls had not given their last word as Ajara Nchout Njoya moved her goal tally to two, making her one of the tournaments highest goal scorers in the on-going tournament. This third goal concealed Cameroon’s place at the top of the Group A and first team to book a place in the semi-finals of the jamboree.
The Lionesses have scored five and conceded just one in two matches, this has given plenty of aspirations to the fans of the Lionesses as they hope to see the ladies grabbing the trophy in the end despite the presence of their ash enemies, 7 times and current champions, the Super Falcons of Nigeria.