Thu. Apr 18th, 2024

Cameroon U-20 Lionesses Qualify for Women’s World Cup

By Etienne Mainimo Mengnjo

The Cameroon U-20 Indomitable Lionesses have qualified for the 11th edition of the biennial Women’s World Cup Colombia from August 31 to September 22, 2024.

Impressively securing their qualification ticket, the U-20 Indomitable Lionesses defeated Egypt with an aggregate score of 5-3. In the first leg, Cameroon emerged victorious with a 4-2 victory over Egypt, and in the second leg held in Yaounde on January 21, both teams played to a 1-1 draw.

Lamine Mana scored two goals in the first leg and gave Cameroon the lead in the away leg before Egypt drew level 1-1 at the Amadou Ahidjo Stadium.

Nigeria and Morocco will join Cameroon in the tournament, while the fourth-place team will be determined after the clash between Senegal and Ghana. Morocco secured their qualification with a 2-1 aggregate victory over Ethiopia, while Nigeria recorded a 2-0 aggregate win against Burundi to secure their spot.

This event will mark Colombia’s inaugural FIFA women’s tournament. On October 4, 2023, FIFA announced the expansion of the tournament to include 24 teams. Notably, this will be Colombia’s third time hosting a FIFA tournament.

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