By Beng Emmanuel
Sports Writer, Kick442.com- Cameroon
Indomitable Lionesses forward, Michaela Abam is bracing up to represent Cameroon at the 2020 Women’s African Cup of Nations (AWCON) after missing out from the 2018 edition in Ghana due to passport issues.
The American born footballer who is eligible to represent Cameroon, featured for the 2016 AWCON runners-up at last years FIFA World Cup in France making a decent debut.
Abam, 22 started in three (3) matches during the global football showpiece as Cameroon reached the round of 16 before a dramatic defeat to England which cost them a quarterfinal spot. The US-born striker told goal.com how memorable it was to represent her country of origin at the highest level.
“It wasn’t a silver lining, and it was really something special I will remember for the rest of my life”
“It was an honourable thing in the fact that I am US-born you know, and having through my parents to represent my root country.”
The imposing forward missed out from the Women’s Olympic qualifiers as Cameroon reached the fifth round although losing to Zambia on aggregate. Despite her absence, the Real Betis striker is working towards making the final cut to the first choice team for the continental event later this year.
She made her debut for Cameroon in November 2018, scoring a brace against Zambia, in the Lionesses 7-0 win against Zambia.
The 2020 Women’s African Cup of Nations is due to run between November 23 – December 20. The Republic of Congo who were to host the 12th edition pulled out in July 2019. Another host is still to be confirmed by African football ruling body, CAF.
The Super Falcons of Nigeria are Africa’s reigning champions, and the most celebrated selection on the continent with a record of 11 titles.
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