By Beng Emmanuel
Sports Writer, Kick442.com- Cameroon
Cameroon’s uprising female sensation- Elive Larissa says she is eager to make her country ‘proud’ after making an explosive display with the Women’s U-17 team which sparked widespread attraction.
She has been ranked among the most promising female footballers and has expressed her determination to represent Cameroon and make the country proud.
“I want to make my country proud of me and representing my country as I am already doing right now. “Elive told CRTV’s Rene Katche in an interview.
The 16-year-old uprising talent represented Cameroon during the Preliminary of the African Zone qualifiers for the 2020 U-17 Women’s World Cup where Cameroon beat Sao Tome and Principe emphatically. She scored a stunning header barely seconds after coming in as a second half substitute to seal a comfortable 6-0 win in Yaoundé. The history making moment the striker says is unforgettable.
“When the coach told me to come,that was when they had to put me in the field. He told me he wants me to score a goal and I said I was going to score. When I entered I didn’t take up to five minutes when I gave a header and it went in. I was so happy”. The teenage striker disclosed during the interview.
Elive Larissa who is a product of the Cameroon National Football Academy (ANAFOOT) has an indisputable talent for the discipline. Her scintillating performance against Sao Tome and Principe has left many conclude she will become the next future national pride of women’s football in the country.
The physically imposing striker who has excellent ball controls, sinuous movements, pace and flying dribbles is also appreciated for her terrific finishes.Just like Nchout Njoya Ajara whom she draws much inspiration from, the native of the South West Region is capable of producing goosebumps to even the more aggressive defenders who find little joy in their defensive role.
Elive Larissa says the constant support she gets from her family has urged her raise her game to a new level and promised to equally make them proud.
“My mother told me that she’s seen the talent in me. Same can be said about my dad. That’s why when I play and think of them,I do things I never knew I was going to”. Kick442.com gathered.
Apart from the national scene,the teenage striker has been described as the ‘pride’ of the South West region. She’s also appreciated by her teammates we learnt.
“They have a very good notion about me. They are very comfortable with my presence. Am the kind of person that always wants my team to win” the Anafoot recruit mentioned.
Women’s football has greatly developed in Cameroon.Despite the numerous challenges,the country has a vibrant domestic league where most of the players are often solicited for international competitions.
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