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Cameroon take chance on Enganamouit’s fitness for World Cup challenge

YAOUNDE Reuters | Former African women’s Footballer of the Year Gaelle Enganamouit was named on Friday in Cameroon’s final squad for the women’s World Cup in France despite concerns over her fitness.

The 26-year-old striker, who scored a hat-trick at the last World Cup in Canada, was given a vote of confidence by coach Alain Djeumfa despite only joining up with the squad last week at their training camp in Spain.

She has struggled with injury over the past three years and was told to go on a specialised training programme to get fit for the World cup, which kicks off on June 7.Enganamouit will likely renew her partnership in attack with 35-year-old Madeleine Ngono Mani, who made her international debut 17 years ago.Cameroon also included two Americans — defender Estelle Johnson, 30, who was born in Cameroon but raised in the U.S. where she played professionally, and Houston-born Michaela Abam, 21, who has Cameroonian parents.

“Their integration went well, they feel very comfortable in the group,” Djeumfa told the Cameroon Football Federation’s newsletter.It is the second time the Indomitable Lionesses compete at the World Cup and meet Canada, the Netherlands and New Zealand in Group E.”It’s a tough group but at World Cup level, there are no small countries. We do not come to the World Cup to learn. We come rather to prove,” added Djeumfa.”If you look at the four teams in our group, we may be the underdogs. But I can tell you that we will have a say in the outcome of this group.”Their opening game is against Canada in Montpellier on June 10.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Isabelle Mambingo Mambingo (Sunshine Queens), Annette Ngo Ndom (Amazone), Marthe Omgmaham (Awa FC)

Defenders: Marie Awona (Dijon), Augustine Edjangue Siliki (Arna Bjornar), Estelle Johnson (Sky Blue), Yvonne Leuko (Strasbourg), Christine Manie (AS Lorraine), Claudine Meffometou Tcheno (Guingamp), Ysis Sonkeng (Amazone)

Midfielders: Therese Abena (Louves Minproff), Raissa Feudjio (Tenerife), Charlene Meyong Menene (Louves Minproff), Genevieve Ngo Mbeleck (Amazone), Marlyse Ngo Ndoumbouk (Nancy), Grace Ngock Yango (Saint Malo),

Forwards: Michaela Abam (Paris FC), Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene (CSKA Moscow), Michelle Akaba (Amazones), Gaelle Enganamouit (unattached), Madelaine Ngono Mani (Ambily), Nchout Njoya Ajara (Valerenga), Alexandra Takounda Engolo (Eclair Filles).

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3 comments

  1. Les forces de défense et de sécurité du Cameroun ont incendié des maisons et des magasins en AMBAZONIE. Nous avons la liste de ce qu’ils font en plus de leurs actes barbares.

    Ils pillent, ils brûlent, ils tuent, ils mangent des chiens,
    Pour se faire passer pour des Ambazoniens.
    Ils s’habillent en clochards dans les rues et cachent des armes.
    Ils infiltrent pour écouter ce qui se dit.
    Les fonctionnaires vivent dans le chantage permanent
    Ils volent les pc, les téléphones et tout ce qu’ils trouvent.

    LA RIPOUBLIQUE thief our ressources, buy weapons with the money then come and kill us with the weapons from the money of our ressources way dem thiefam.La Ripoublique Voleur. Assassin. Bandit. NoBoDy can Accept slavery.

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    Il crée un contre-mouvement avec la complicité de quelques personnes pour saboter la révolution de l’Ambazonie.
    De faux Amba boys qui tuent, violent et terrorisent les populations ainsi pour créer le KO et amener les populations à rejeter la révolution, mais manque de chance, toutes les familles ont l’un des leurs tué par les militaires et ces militaires ne sont pas les bienvenus.(Gagner le coeur des populations = Échec). Voyant que la stratégie ne marche pas, il essaye de saboter avec l’achat de quelques guerriers pour semer le KO chez les combattants de la liberté.

    Ambazonia has digital addicts for the sake of the revolution and they are out to decrypt and expllicit everything to the world.

    FREEDOM for AMBAZONIA.

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