By Giovanni Wanneh
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
It has been a steady rise to supremacy for Cameroon’s star forward Nchout Ajara from when she burst into the scene back in 2007, playing for Franck Rollycek of Douala.
Since her first touch of the leather object, her numbers have only kept increasing at an overwhelming rate for clubs and country.
‘Those who follow my career know that the year after is always better than previous ones,’ Ajara told this online portal.
It is, however, a difficult personal target to beat all her records put together last season, as some were indeed jaw dropping.
Aside from being deputy top scorer in the Norwegian Championship with 11 goals, Ajara got nominated for the prestigious Puskas award, picked up Africa’s top scorer at the WWC in France. Nchout was equally ranked the best African female footballer by the IFFHS and 15th in the world. However, the only prize that eluded the star striker’s clutches was the CAF African Women’s footballer of the year, as she had to settle for a runner-up spot behind Assisat Oshoala.
Skilled, blessed with pace, and a high intelligence in the game, Ajara knows for sure that the consistency will deep in the future, but not anytime soon.
‘A moment will arrive in my career where my physical strength will decline but for the moment, I am at my prime.’
Next season is a loaded one full of challenges, and the 27-year-old is going to play the Champions League with her club Valerenga. They were second last season, and an improvement means they do their bit to finish first. Ajara and co lost the Norwegian cup last season, and will be looking to caress the silverware this time around.
It is an uphill task with the Lionesses of Cameroon as there is the AWCON tourney and a playoff game against Chile left.
Quizzed about the managerial style of her national team coach — Alain Djeumfa, Ajara answered: ‘ the best is yet to come. The team marshalled by Alain Djeumfa was voted best team in 2019, which means we are on track.
‘The team has kept working to get closer to the trophy of the AWCON title. It’s been rejuvenated, but we have a few experienced players who can help us win the silverwares.’ the Njisse native told Dream FM in an interview tracked by kick442.com.
Nchout Ajara resumed training over a fortnight ago and together with her teammates, she cannot wait to grace the football pitch and do what she loves most.
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