By Eyong Macdella
The Head coach of the U-20 Lionesses of Cameroon has called up 27 women to camp at the CAF excellence center in Mbankomo from December 31, ahead of their upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifier tie against the Falconets of Nigeria.
The girls of coach Josephine Mike Ndoumou will face Neighbors Nigeria,in the fourth round of qualifiers for the World Cup in 2022 in Costa Rica.
Cameroon were the first country to qualify for the FIFA under 20 women’s World Cup after Gabon withdrew from the competition which they were to face in a double confrontation this December 2021.
The Lionesses look forward to continuing their smooth run in the qualification phase given that they have remained unbeaten so far in this campaign.
A squad with some of Africa’s fast rising talents like Tabe Brenda who has new in their highest goal scorer, award wining goalkeeper Michealy Bihina amongst many others reached the third round of the competition after an memorable 9-0 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Brenda Tabe and her mates will need a lot of accuracy and pace to battle against a side like the Falconets of Nigeria who are considered to be the most Successful side in Africa’s U-20 football competitions.
The first leg of the game between the lionesses and the Falconets will take be staged at the Reunification Stadium in Douala. While the return leg game will be hosted by the Johnson Arena stadium in Lagos, Nigeria from February 4.
Three African teams will have to gain qualification for the FIFA under 20 women’s World Cup in Costa Rica next year.
Coach Ndoumou and girls will be hoping to make their first ever appearance at the U-20 Women’s World Cup if they succeed to get pass the qualification stages.
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