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AFCON 2023: Cameroon Advances As Wooh’s Late Goal Electrifies Yaounde Streets

By Etienne Mainimo Mengnjo

The streets of Yaounde erupted into an electrifying atmosphere of jubilation as fans of the Cameroonian national team celebrated their triumphant victory over Gambia, securing their place in the second round of the ongoing Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON. The thrilling match ended with a score of 3-2 in favor of Cameroon, thanks to a late goal from their defender, Christopher Wooh.

When Wooh’s decisive goal found the back of the net, jubilant Cameroon fans spilled out onto the streets of Yaounde, expressing their joy and pride in their team’s remarkable comeback. The match started with a goalless first half, but Cameroon bounced back in full force during the second half. Karl Toko Ekambi broke the deadlock and put Cameroon in the lead. However, Gambia managed to equalize and subsequently took the lead, creating a tense atmosphere on the field.

In a dramatic turn of events, an own goal from a Gambia player leveled the score, sending waves of celebration through the Cameroonian supporters. The decisive moment came when George-Kevin Nkoudou’s well-placed corner kick met the head of Christopher Wooh, resulting in a euphoric 3-2 lead for Cameroon. Gambia’s hopes for a late equalizer were dashed as the goal, scored with a hand, was rightfully disallowed.

With this thrilling victory, Cameroon now sets its sights on the quarterfinals, where they will face their fierce rivals, Nigeria. The anticipation and excitement among fans are palpable as they eagerly await this highly anticipated clash between two football powerhouses on the African continent. The stage is set for a captivating encounter to keep fans on the edge of their seats.

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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.