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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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Lekié FC Crowned Guinness Super League 2023 Champions

By Etienne Mainimo

Lekie FC has been crowned champions of the Cameroon Women’s Football Competition dubbed Guinness Super League 2023.

The match was staged at Yaounde Omnisport Annex 1 Stadium in a ceremony presided over by Céline Eko, First Vice-President of Cameroon Football Federation, FECAFOOT, and President of the Cameroon Women’s Football League.

Knowing that they were already champions before the last playing day, Lekie FC maintained their superiority in style as they thrashed Amazon FAP 4-0 during the top and final game of the season.

Before the end of the first half of the game, Lekie FC was leading Amazon FC by a goal to nothing, in the second half, things turned to soar for Amazon as they failed to score a goal conceding three to make it 4-0.

It was the 22nd game for Lekie FC recorded 18 victories, three draws, and one defeat this season. The team finished at the top of the championship with 57 points, seven points ahead of its runner-up Éclair FF de Sa’a with 50 points and 13 points more than FC Ebolowa, which came in the third position with 44 points.

Lekié had the best attack this season, scoring 68 goals while three of their best attackers scored significant goals. Marie Ngah Manga scored 19 goals while Brenda Tabe and Raïssa Nnanga recorded 14 goals each. Lekié FC ascended into the topflight championship in the 2021-2022 season.

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Cameroon-Nigeria Golf Tournament: Friendship Triumphs

The Cameroon-Nigeria Friendship Golf Tournament lived up to its bidding, as friendship triumphed. Diane Momsa from Nigeria loved every bit of the game, won two, and lost one, but the best thing that happened to her was Mama Alisa, the host who was like a mother.

“I am inviting her to the Women’s Golf Open in Nigeria in February 2024”, Momsa extended her invitation.

Diane Momsa from Nigeria is in green and Alisa in Red.

Meanwhile, the tournament ended in parity, with 22 points on each side:

Day1 CMR 8 NIG 6
Day 2 CMR 5 NIG 8
Day3 CMR 9 NIG 8

The tournament ended with the award of trophies, winning, dining, and exchanging pleasantries, a show of friendship.

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Women’s Championship: Super Guinnessico Kick-starts Second Phase

The second phase of the women’s football championship dubbed the Guinness Super League kick-started on Saturday, April 1, 2023, with a Super Guinnessico- the first of its kind.

It was equally an opportunity for the Cameroon football Federation and Guinness to scout for more partners for the women’s championship which get limited attention.

Authentic trashed Louves Minproff 3-1 in an encounter watched by many football fans at the Bepanda Annex Stadium in Douala.

The trio, Solange Larkingam, Shallom Makoma, and Djiffo put Authentic in the lead before Louves Ghislaine Nkou reduced scores late in the game.

Solange Larkingam was voted Woman of the Match and like many before her, bagged FCFA 50000 for her brilliant performance. She enters the records as the 13th Woman of Guinnessico.

Like it was the case during the first phase, Louves Minproff started on a bad note losing three points at the third position on the classification table.

Gifto le Russie, a young Cameroonian musician added spice to the encounter with his popular song ‘Le car qui part..’ -“the car on the move”.

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First Phase Guinness Super League: The Good, Bad &Ugly

The first phase of the Guinness Super League has come to an end with Lekie Filles emerging as the champion with 28 points, 35 goals scored and five conceded. The team has demonstrated that it has the best attack so far from the huge number of goals scored.

Also, the top three scorers are Lekie Filles, Raissa Nanga with 09, Brenda Tabe with 09, and Nga Manga with 07 goals respectively.

Two players scored the fastest goals of the first phase, Bongben Confidence and Maicha Farida.

The season produced 11 ‘Woman of Guinnessico’ who were part of the celebrations and they went home with the sum of FCFA 50,000.

The case of FC Ebolowa where Julliet Tufoin, was accused of changing her identity and reservations made for her club to lose three points. The player on her Facebook said she has never changed her identity and traced her transfer for Abawka Girls to Vision Sports which she claims followed the right procedure.

Canon of Yaounde following an in-house squabble has not played this season and has been relegated to an inferior league. Instead.

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Guinness Super League: Bongben Confidence Indispensable Plug For FAP Amazone

Following the late day eight game of the Guinness Super League played today at the Ngoa Ekelle stadium, Bongben Confidence scored a brace for FAP Amazone in a 5-1 win against Caiman FF.

Confidence scored one of the fastest goals of the 2022/2023 season, 25 seconds into the encounter.

She doubled the scores four minutes later before Linda Ngatchou increased the tally, making it 3-0 for Amazone.

Wanki Rita scored the fourth goal at stoppage time in the first half before Camian FF through Brenda Ebobisse reduced the tally after the second period. Esterin Nyebe added the fifth goal for FAP Amazone.

Following her enterprising nature, Bongben Confidence is gradually building confidence in the team and herself. She played a significant role of an assist, connecting balls for the attackers to net them in their 2-0 win against Eding FF, the first win of the season.

Her performance earned her the Woman-of-Guinnessico.

Confidence has proven to be a great plug for FAP Amazone helping the team to win back-to-back after registering a series of defeats at the start of the season.

FAP now has six points and seven goals scored following the eighth day of play.

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Guinness Super League: Lekie FC Sinks Eding Girls In Regional Derby

By Etienne Mainimo

Current league leaders, the Lekie FF team on Thursday, January 9 defeated their regional counterpart, the Eding FF by 3-0 to maintain their grip at the top of the league.

In a highly dominated encounter staged at the Ngoa-Ekelle stadium, Lekie FC opened scores in the 11th minute through Farida Machia. Four minutes after, Raissa Nnanga doubled the score line to make it 2-0.

With some minutes left to the end of the first half, Eding FC was brought down to 10 players as Christelle Zobo was shown the exit door to watch from the locker room.

In the second half, Eding tried to reduce the score line but the domination from the girls of Lekie proved to be strong. They however scored the third goal to sink Eding FC.

Out of the six games played this season, Lekie FC has won five and currently tops the league table.

In five of the games played during the sixth day of play, four of them recorded at least a victory while one ended on a goalless draw. In another Day six encounter, Caiman FC beat Ngadeu FC 2-1 while FC Ebolowa edged AS Fortuna by 1-0.


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Lekie Filles Dominate Neophyte AS Fortuna 3-0

Lekie Filles in a day two game of the Guinness Super League humbled newcomers AS Fortuna 3-0 to maintain the lead. Lekie has won their second game of the season and bagged two Woman or Guinnessico.

Opening scores in the first half through Marie Ngah Manga converted a penalty, Farida Machia doubled for Lekie girls as both teams returned from the break before Brenda Tabe increased the tally to 3-0.

Talking about the performance of the team, Vice-captain, Tantoh Melvis had this to say:

For coach Benoit Otele of AS Fortuna, the penalty destabilized the squad and they could not regain their composure till the end of the game. He however said the team would continue to work hard to win the next game.

Coach Stephane Ndzana for his part maintained that the game was difficult in the first half given they are newcomers to the top-tier competition. They easily group at the defense and rendered the game difficult for opponents.

Ndzana maintained that Lekie would work extra hard to consolidate their achievements so far. The ambition of Lekie Filles is to win more matches to emerge champions.

Ngah Manga was voted the Woman of Guinnessico.

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Guinness Super League: Braces from Tabe, Nnanga Gave Lekie Female Team Three Points In Season’s Opener

By Etienne Mainimo

Lekie Filles of Sa’a has registered her first win of the Guinness Super League season 3 following their 4:2 win over Éclair female football team in the opening game of the Cameroon Women’s Championship dubbed Guinness Super League.

The inaugural match of the season was staged in front of Samuel Eto’o, President of the Cameroon Football Federation, FECAFOOT, accompanied by Celine Eko, President of the Professional Women’s Football League of Cameroon and the Minister Delegate to the Minister of Justice, Jean de Dieu MOMO.

The all Lekie derby match dubbed Guinnessico saw Éclair Filles open scores from the penalty spot in the 10th minute through Eleane Aimee Bibout; the first goal of the season.

Three Minutes later, a lack of concentration in the Eclair defense paved the way for Brenda Tabe Ebika to level scores. A beautiful connection up front gave Raissa Nnanga Ebolo the ability to score twice to put her team in a 3-1 lead over Éclair.

The score line remained unchanged at halftime but Lekie FF bounced back to the limelight with Brenda Tabe netting the fourth goal for her team in the 57th minute.

In the 68th minute, Éclair of Sa’a fought back to reduce the score line when Aimee Bibout again scored from the penalty spot to make it 4:2. The score line remained unchanged at the end of the final whistle.

Raissa Nnanga was voted Woman of Guinnessico. Lekie’s victory was programmed by a huge recruitment this season.

In the meantime, title holders AS Awa FC will battle it out with Caiman Soccer girl on Sunday, January 15 when day One matches go underway all over the national territory.

“My team was up to the task, won the game and the opponent also played well. Lekie is a project that we set up and we have to reach the end. I am the one who manages the project and I brought in coach Benoit Otele, but unfortunately, he decided to go elsewhere and it was not easy. I decided to stay and accompany this team. Our goal is to win all games and by winning the games, we can become the title holders, “coach Stephane Ndzana stressed.

Coach Francis Koloko Eclair FF

Francis Koloko, Éclair FF Coach for his part said, “It was a difficult match but we have seen the result and we are going to work so that this doesn’t play a psychological effect on our players. It was our first match of the season and it was a psychological match. Our mission this season is to do better than last season and stay within our playing style. We will do all to attain our objective.”

Raissa Nanga, the first woman of Guinnessico

Raissa Nanga expressed her joy, “I am very happy that we won the game. It was collective work and I am also happy that I have been voted as the Woman of the Match. We are happy. Leaving Canon FC was not easy but this year we have a lot to achieve. We have to become champions of the season and personally, I am working hard to become the highest goal scorer of the season.”

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Guinness Super League: All You Need To Know

The Cameroon women’s football championship, 2022/2023, dubbed the Guinness Super League, kicks off Saturday, June 14, at the Ngoa Ekelle Stadium.

Following the tradition, the opening ceremony would be a celebration of women’s football, fan clubs, and those contributing to the promotion of her game.

The season’s curtain raiser an attractive pairing between Lekie Filles and Éclair Filles of Saa. The teams scouted for fresh blood to beef up their squads and are ready for the head-on.

Like last year, twelve teams were on the starting block. Newcomers are AS Fortuna and Ngadeu FC.

The teams booked their spot in the top tier league following the relegation of Vision FC of Bamenda and Rennaissance of Guider last season.

Sad to note, no team from the Northwest or Southwest regions qualified for the top-tier league this season.

Guinnessico

Players this season would engage in a fierce battle for the woman of the Guinnessico, the prestigious woman of the match award at every top match.

Like last season the woman of Guinnessico is entitled to a beautiful ceremony and smiles home the sum of FCFA 50,000frs.

Players Who Left/Joined The Championship
This season opens without some players who have found fortune in clubs abroad following their brilliant performance in the Guinness Super League.

The top scorer of the 2022 season Lamine Mana now plays for AS Malot in France and more, a testimony of the quality of the local championship.

Four players have returned home to the local championship, among them Annicey Nguiadem.

Before the season opener, there was a seminar for match commissioners and focal points to keep them abreast of their roles and for a hitch-free season.

Also, referees and match assistants refreshed themselves on the rules and regulations during a training seminar at Mbankomo.

As the Professional Women’s Football League and its partner Guinness have ironed out modalities, the season would start with smooth programming.

Here are the fixtures for day one:

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AS Awa FC Beat Amazone FAP To Emerge Champions

By Etienne Mainimo

AS Awa FC have been FAP Amazone to be crowned champions of the 2022 Cameroon Women Professional Football League dubbed Guinness Super League. Awa FC beat Amazon FAP FC 3-2 to closed the 2021/2022 season.

Even though AS Awa FC was going to the game as favourite, Amazone FAP also had a lot chances to carry the day. However, it was Farida Maicha of AS Awa FC that opened scores in the first 20 minutes of the game following a misunderstanding at the defense area of FAP.

Minutes after, Confidence Bongben of FAP equalized but their celebration was cut short and Raissa Ebenye struck for her club AS Awa FC to increase the tally before the end of the first half.

From the locker room, FAP looked very optimistic to turned the table but their control in front of the goal post were not successful. Things turned soar for FAP when they scored sheet moved up to three against one.

Nevertheless, the green light showed up for FAP as they reduced the score line by 2-3 same score which remained unchanged at the end of regular time. Awa FC was champions in the 2020/2022 season as champions.

During the encounter for surprising the goalkeeper, Marthe Ogmahan with a beautiful goal, Rita Wanki was crowned “Women of Guinnessico of the Day 22.

Meanwhile, Fecafoot president, Samuel Eto’o Fils flanked by the league sponsors, Guinness and the Women’s league gave the kick-off of the hotly contested encounter.

On the occasion, the President of the Women’s Football League, Celine Eko stressed that Guinness has promised to double the investment in the championship.

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AWCON2022: Final Squad List For Morocco Without Best Championship Goalkeeper

By By Brian Mboh

The Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon’s head coach Gabriel Zabo Toze has officially made public the final list of 26 players expected to part-take in the 14th edition of the Women’s African Cup of Nations, slated for July 2-23rd in Morocco without the best goalkeeper of the local league, Marthe Ogmahan.

There is also a conspicuous absence of players from the English speaking regions of Cameroon such as Wanki Rita, Mpeh Bissong, Tantoh Melvis, Brenda Tabe, Bongben Confidence. However many argue that players from these regions lack the quality and do not play in any of the best championships out of the country.

The list comes up after the lionesses double header friendly encounters against their Senegalese counter parts. In the away-leg Nchout Njoya and mates had picked a 2-2 draw in Douala at the Bepanda Reunification Stadium on June 15. Meanwhile, on June 18, AS AWA ‘s Kevin Ossol scored the victory goal for the lionesses as the game ended on a one goal to zero score. The goal earned Kevin Ossol a place in the final list.

Absent from the just published list is Raissa Feudjio, bearer of an injury sustained during one of the lionesses training sessions. The second best scorer of the championship, Lamine Mana is also absent from the list.

Nchout Njoya Ajara and mates will be leaving the Douala International Airport this Monday for France, where they shall take on the French Women’s national selection in another friendly on June 25.

To join the team in France are Estelle Johnson, Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene, Michaela Ambam, Ndzana Collete, Ewodo Ekodo and Voulania Dabda .

The lionesses are lodged in pool B alongside Zambia, Togo and Tunisia. And will be facing their Zambian counters at the Mohamed V Stadium, in their first game.

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Indigenous Women Use Sport Walk To Kick-start 10th Anniversary Celebrations

Indigenous women grouped under the Forum des Femmes Autouchtone du Cameroon, FFAC have used a sport walk to create awareness on their 10 anniversary celebrations.

FFAC launched the activities of their 10th anniversary celebration on June 11 during a sport walk under the theme” Sport for Mental Health”.

The walk brought together some 100 participants who listened to educative talks on the importance of sports for women and girls’ mental health and benefits of regular practice.

FFAC is celebration 10 years of dedication in empowering indigenous woman and girls. 

On the sidelines, the Director of Economic Promotion of Women at the Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family received FFAC in line the reinforcement of their partnership.

Discussions focused on taking into consideration the specific needs of Indigenous women and girls when designing programs, projects and policies.

FFAC also expressed the need for collaboration to elaborate a National Plan of Action to implement the African Union campaign to end Child Marriage in Africa.

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Guinness Super League: Lamine Flying High With Unbeatable, Unstoppable Awa FF

Top form Lamine Mana is one of the forwards flying high with Awa FF at the top of the league table.

Lamine so far has scored 11 of the 27 goals for club, Awa FF reigning on top of the league table, not suffered any defeat after eight days of play.

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Scoring a brace Lamine Mana emerged Woman of Guinessico of Day 8. This comes after she was the best player in other games and took home two balls.

Awa Filles seems unbeatable and unstoppable with 24 points following day eight games of the women football league, Guinness Super League.

With a myriad of strikers, Awa has a scoring machine capable of destabilizing any team of the league, terrorizing opponents.

Meanwhile, FAP recorded their first loss of the season in a controversial goal, classified second with 17 points.

Éclair FF has been able to regain stamina winning the last two games to move up to the third position.

One of the biggest wins has been Vision Sports of Bamenda who have been able to win their last two games to bag six points from the bottom place occupied in their last six games.

However, they remain second from the bottom only tailed by Renaissance still struggling to win their first game.  

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Guinness Super League Day Seven: Vision Sports FC Snatches Win; Plus, Ups, Downs

The Guinness Super League entered day seven over the week-end, with a major upset, Vision Sports picking a win against Renaissance of Guider.

This is the first win for Vision Sports FC ranked at the bottom of the league table with Renaissance who are now the only team yet to win a game.

Day seven seemed tougher with fewer goals scored, 12, since the beginning of the women football championship.

The highest score of the day was 4-2 as Éclair FF beat Lekie FF and Awa FF beat Caiman of Douala 2-0 the other games were won with just a single goal.

FAP Amazone beat Louves Minproff in a tough Guinessico game where the lone goal scored by Naomi Leslie Eto earned them a net superiority over Louves unable to level and reduce score.

However, the game saw two tough ladies at the top level coaching, former players turned coaches showed their skills and tactical know-how.

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Naomi Lelie Eto for slotting in the lone goal against Louves Minproff emerged the Woman of Guinnessico and like those before her, bagged home FCFA 50,000.

Awa FC remains unchallenged on top of the classification table with 21 points, 25 goals scored followed by FAP Amazone with 17 points, seven goals scored. Third is Éclair with 13 points six goals scored.

The top scorers still are Flora Kameni, Lamine Mana and Brenda Tabe while many others like Priso Pauline of Eclair have joined the scorers with four goals.

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Guinness Super League: Awa FF Continues To Dictate Pace

Awa FF continues to top the league table unperturbed after day five matches played across the country.

Lamine Mana scoring a hat trick helped the club to trash Authentic FF of Douala 5-0 to maintain the top position with 15 points and 19 goals scored.

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Lamine during the encounter opened scores barely seven minutes then increased tally within a three minutes interval.

The second goal, a free kick which she lifted directly into the net before increasing tally at the 38th minute. Farida Machia scored before break while Owona Mballa sealed Authentic’s faith in the second half.

Authentic FF Douala

Awa FF is joined on top of the league table by Amazone FAP who were slowed by Éclair FF to share the spoils.

Amazone are second on the league table with 11 points and only 4 goals scored. Newly promoted Lekie FF are in the third position with ten points and two goals scored.

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It should be noted that Louves Minproff are progressing despite a poor start with the second highest goals scored, 12.

At the bottom of the league table are Vision Sport FC who have lost all their games, have conceded 15 goals while Renaissance of Figuil is the last on the table having conceded 21 goals.

Two clubs, Awa FF and Louves Minproff have the best strikers, while Vision Sports FC and Renaissance are distributors of goals, with poor defense and attack.

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