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October
26
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Nigeria yesterday defeated Cameroon 2-0 to win the African Women’s Championship in Windhoek, Namibia. Nigeria dominated the first 12 minutes until Desire Oparanozie put the Super Falcons in front with a well taken free kick.

Asisat Oshoala doubled Nigeria’s lead two minutes from the end of the exciting  first half.

Cameroon coach Enoh Ngatchu said reaching the World Cup for the first time in a decade can help transform the game in his country.

Ngatchu told BBC Sport: “We have more girls playing soccer, we are better organised – with this qualification, many things will change.”

Nigeria and Cameroon had already qualified for next year’s World Cup in Canada by reaching the final.

They will be joined there by Ivory Coast who beat South Africa 1-0 in the bronze medal match on Saturday.

In an even contest, also played in Windhoek, Rebecca Ida scored the winning goal six minutes from full time.

She pounced on a loose ball in the Banyana Banyana box from a corner kick, and slotted the ball home.

Excerpts courtesy if BBC


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November
12

The Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon yesterday saved faced during the just – ended African Women’s Championship. They defeated their  Nigerian counterparts 1-0 during the third – place match that preceded the finals between hosts Equatorial Guinea and South Africa. The host eventually ran out 4 -0 winners. The Lionesses’ win despite its belated nature earns them much – needed bragging rights in  a sub -regional women’s zone  where the Nigerian ladies traditionally reign unchallenged. This victory has a tinge  of revenge about it given that the Nigerian ladies thrashed the Lionesses prescription flagyl 2 – 1 during their opening match at the start of  this competition.


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November
8

Finally, the Indomitable Lionesses have been booted out of the ongoing Women’s AFCON. The Lady Lions yesterday received their marching orders after a 2-0 spanking roches xenical at the hands of the host nation Equatorial Guinea. Their unconvincing qualification for this stage of the competition left many doubting whether they were capable of offsetting the odds against them. Their elimination wraps up a defeat – littered year for Cameroonian football as we have been eliminated from or haven’t made it to major competitions in almost every category. In the other semifinal match, defending champions Nigeria were knocked out by the South African Ladies. Our Lionesses will have  a chance to save face during the classification match that will pit them against the Nigerian Falcons on Sunday the 11th. Wouna try mof shame.


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November
5

Surprise, surprise, the trong>Indomitable Lionesses yesterday failed to beat the Ethiopian ladies during their last group match. Enow Ngatchu“s side only managed a draw against the little – known Ethiopians whom everybody expected would be mauled to death. Lucky for them, they could and did qualify due to Nigeria”s 3-1 beating of Cote d”Iovire. They thus qualify with just four points. In the semis, they will face host country Equatorial Guinea. The other women”s AFCON 2012 semi pits South Africa against Nigeria. If they hope to qualify for the finals, the Lionesses must do better than play draw-quality football since their opponents will be playing in front of their home crowd. Good luck Lionesses.


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November
2

After a faulty start to their an style=”color: #800000;”>women”s AFCON 2012, the Indomitable Lionesses yesterday returned to winning ways with a 4-1 spanking of the lady Elephants of Cote d”Ivoire. Two goals from Iven Mihamle and two others from Aboudi Onguene and Zouga Edoa sealed the deal. This victory puts them back in contention for a one of the two qualifying spots from their pole, that includes Nigeria, Ethiopia and Cote d”Ivoire. It is now widely expected that the Lionesses will qualify given that their last match pits them against Ethiopia who this far have shown all the characteristics of a point – sharing team. It may be a little too early to celebrate victory but this is a bold step in the right direction. Roar on Lionesses.


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July
30

The Indomitable Lionesses seem to still be reeling from the effects of their 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Brazil. Against team GB ladies, the Lionesses took another beating:3-0. The game, that pundits and fans hoped would be different from the first, turned out to be another loud and unequivocal pointer to their impotence. Despite their will power and best intentions, they were outmanoeuvred and overpowered by the British Ladies. No amount of coaching or half-time midfield come-togethers could winch them out of the helplessness, further compounded by their amateurism. The Ladies were clearly out of their league.  With the New-Zealand team still on their menu, one can only hope that their next defeat is less than 3. The way they are playing doesn’t convince me their swansong match can be a victory, much less a draw.


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July
26

The Indomitable Lionesses yesterday suffered a spanking at the hands of their Brazilian counterparts. After the final whistle, the score board read 5 for Brazil and nada for Cameroon. So, despite all the hope generated by their qualification, at the expense of  African giants like Nigeria, the Lionesses seem to be lost for inspiration. The match was entirely dominated by their opponents and if not for our goalkeeper, the scoreline would have been worse. We just hope that the Lionesses aren’t suffering from the Lions’ fever.


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July
16

The Indomitable Lionesses yesterday July 14 suffered a 2-0 defeat to their Scottish counterparts. The match took place in Aberdeen, Scotland and was part of the team’s preparation for the upcoming London Olympics. Media reports accuse  a lack of concentration and not blatant mediocrity for the defeat. The first goal, at the 15th, was an on-goal while the second was a shot from 25 metres away. While defeat is always bitter pill to swallow, fans have apparently cut them some slack given that their recent brilliant performances have garnered much popular goodwill for the team. However, fans hope that this defeat serves as food for thought and preparation. In other words, this means “que ce soit la dernière”. Go Lionesses. The Olympics start Friday July 27, 2012.


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June
20

The Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon have qualified for the next edition of the Ladies' AFCON. They obtained their ticket after defeating the Black Queens of Ghana 10-9 after post-match penalties. The match took place at the Amadou Ahidjo stadium in Yaounde. This latest victory and qualification is another feather on their cap as the Lionesses have equally qualified for the upcoming London Olympics. It is worth noting that in recent years, the team has despite adverse conditions been producing good results which have unfortunately almost gone unnoticed.  The Enoh Ngatchou– coached side hasn't enjoyed the attention and praise usually gotten by its male counterpart. This situation although understandable, owning to the nascent status of feminine football, should not be allowed to continue. All  stakeholders, supporters included, should endeavour to dedicate more of their time and resources to support the Lionesses. After all, they are the ones doing us proud now.

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