The wonder goal scored by Nchout Njoya Ajara against New Zealand in the last minute of Cameroon’s last group game had been voted the 2nd best goal at the 2019 Women’s World Cup tournament.
The votes cast done for over a period of 2 weeks by football followers around decided Ajara’s goal will occupy the 2nd position behind the wonder strike from Brazilian forward Christiane.
The bullet header scored by 34-year-old Christiane in Brazill’s 3-2 defeat to Australia has been named Fans Goal of the Tournament according to the results of the votes cast by just above 300 000 fans on FIFA.com
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The Brazilian beat the other nine candidates including Ajara making it the best of 146 goals scored during the 52 matches at the just ended FIFA Women’s World Cup.
This famous goal was Cristiane’s 11th World Cup goal—only four players (Birgit Prinz, Abby Wambach, Marta and Michelle Akers) have registered more goals in the competition.
The magical strike from Cameroon’s forward Nchout Njoya Ajara against New Zealand was nominated for the 2019 Hyundai FIFA Women’s World Cup goal of the tournament alongside 9 other goals.
Ajara and Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria were the two African players in contention in a list that was completed by England’s Lucy Bronze, Cristiane from Brazil, Aurora Galli of Italy, Jackie Groenen of the Netherlands, Japan’s Yui Hasegawa, France’s Amandine Henry, Sweden’s Sofia Jakobsson and World Champion Alex Morgan.
Though her goal didn’t win the award, Ajara is widely considered to be the most performant African player at the last World Cup.
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Her wonderful solo run goal against New Zealand sent Cameroon to the last 16 after leaving 3 defenders on the floor is considered not just as the greatest goal in the just ended World but one of the greatest World Cup goal of all time.
Ajara took to Twitter after the winner was announced: “Thank you all for the votes. My goal is ranked 2nd best goal at the 2019 World Cup thanks to you all” Ajara Twitted.
Her two goals in the just ended World Cup makes her the joined all time leading Cameroonian scorer at the World Cup with 3 goals scored in the last 2 World Cups.
The Valarenga forward is already back to Norway for club duty.