The Lionesses have qualified of the All Africa Games on a 4-2 aggregate defeating LUCY of Ethiopia 2-1 in the away and return legs.
The second leg played yesterday at the Amadou Ahidjo stadium offered a beautiful spectacle to the fans and officials who turned out to watch the game.
The heat and the ambiance was on at Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium Saturday April 11, 2015 as the Indomitable lioness of Cameroon edged the Ethiopian national female team 2-1 to qualify for the 2015 All Africa Games.
An early goal conceded was not good enough to stop the lioness from progressing as two goals from Gabrielle Onguene (42’) and Ngono Mania (75’) gave Cameroon a ticket to the 2015 all African games.
Gabrielle Aboudji of Ethiopian broke the silence at the 2nd minutes benefiting from the timid start of the game by Cameroonians to set the mark which remained unchanged till the 42nd minutes for an equalizer.
Coming back from the locker room, Enow Ngachu and his girls were poised for victory as they accelerated making useful dribbles but failed to produce a goal within the first 20’ minutes in the second half.
The Ethiopian lost total control of the ball permitting the lioness to penetrate from all angles and gradually sealed the victory at the 75miutes through Ngono Mani who puts her team to safety, giving the Lioness a more conducive place in the 2015 All African games.
The chemistry puts forward by Behailuwa Zeleke and his girls dash into thin air as they remained more of spectators after the final whistle, registering the same defeat a month ago in Addis Ababa.
What caught the attention of many was the Ethiopian Melkal Teferi, who collapsed alone on playground, 15minutes to end of the encounter and was rushed to the hospital. Before she was taken, FECAFOOT security men were seen pushing the SAMU ambulance for it to start, a scenario too ugly for a football nation like Cameroon.
The indomitable Lioness thus qualify on a 4-2 goal aggregate and goes to Congo – Brazzaville next September to defend their 2011 goal medal obtained in Maputo.