A brace from Lionnesses forward Nchout Njoya Ajara have put Cameroon amonsgt the remaining 16 nations in the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

The in-form striker was returning to the team after starting the game against Netherlands on the bench.

Cameroon needed a win against New Zealand to keep their place in the tournament.

Norwegian based striker Nchout Njoya Ajara on the books of Valerenga scored a second half brace to help Cameroon beat New Zealand and qualify for the round of 16 in the second consecutive World Cup.

Ajara’s goals makes her the second Cameroon player to score at 2 World Cups and gave her the player of the match award in the game.

Cameroon finishes third behind Netherlands that top the group with 6 points but will be in the knock out phase of the tournament.

A barren game in the first segment grew into an entertaining one in the second segment with 3 Cameroonian goals including an own goal from Marie Aurelle Awona gave the Montpeillier public a treat and hands Cameroon with 3 points from 3 games a qualification ticket as one of 4 best third placed side in the tournament.

Angu Lesley
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