Estelle Johnson has been by far one of the best things happening to women’s football in Cameroon these past weeks with some exquisite text book defending, inch perfect positioning, mid-air strength and clean tackles.
In the post match interview after the game against New Zealand Johnson revealed she almost called it a day on her football career 5 years back: “It’s crazy to think about now because I thought I was fully done playing football but I guess working in the real world didn’t kind of work out for me. So, the second I got the opportunity to come back and play I did. I am playing in the world cup now so I’m obviously happy”.
Born in Maroua to a Malian mother and a U.S father, Laura has won the hearts of men and she’s quickly entering into folklore just in her first tournament, representing country.
At the mighty peak of her career (31) Estelle Johnson played all 3 games at the group stages. Just 3 games have got fans of the Lionesses running out of superlatives and praises_with a heroine status already awaiting her in the land of her birth no matter the outcome. Johnson and co have the difficult task of toppling one of the tournament’ favourites England, also known as the three Lionesses on Sunday June 23.