The indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon have lost to China 0-1 in the final of a four team pre- tournament competition which rounded off today.
The four team invitational pre-tournament event began on the 1st of April 2019 with Cameroon being the lone African nation represented.
Host,China scored the lone goal courtesy Wang Shanshan at the 40 minute what became the winning goal for the Asian country.
The lionesses tried to level score during the game but the results were not forth coming.
The 2016 vice Africa champions failed to level scores with China who cost them a world cup exit in 2015.
Cameroon failed to become the second Africa nation in 2015 to advance to the 1/4 final stage of a female world cup after Nigeria did in 1999.
The world cup bound, Cameroon were defeated by China 1-0 in the round of 16 with same 30yrs old Wang Shashan on the score sheet for China.
Cameroon best 1999 world Cup runner-up Crotia 2-1 on Thursday to qualify for the final of the invitational tournament with a plot to repay China in her own coins.
Cameroon qualified for the 2019 World Cup after she secured a third place finish in the 2018 Women Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana alongside Nigeria and South Africa.
The four team preparatory tournament in China was Cameroon’s first international competition since qualifying for the world cup last year.
The lionesses last match was in December 2018 when they lost to Nigeria in the semi finals of the female AWCON.
23 players were called up by the headcoach Alain Njeumfa as part of a series of preparation for the world cup in June.
Cameroon are paired with 2015 host Canada,New Zealand and the Netherlands in the June event and is looking forward to reach the quarter finals.
The 2019 World Cup in France will run from the 7th of June to July 7th 2019.