By Beng Emmanuel,
Cameroon Under-20 Women’s team produced a stunning display to thrash the Democratic Republic of Congo 4-0 in the first leg of African qualifiers for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Costa Rica next year.
The visitors enjoyed a fantastic first half scoring three goals. Aboudi Jennifer scored first as they took an early lead before Lamine Mana netted the second to double the advantage.
AWA FC star forward Brenda Tabe took up goal scoring duties thereafter as the Under-20 Lionesses took a 3-0 lead at the break before Enganamben Felicia sealed the win deep into extra-time of the second half.
Cameroon enjoyed a comfortable game with the Democratic Republic of Congo who was unable to cope with the pressure and struggled to have an impact. The girls of Coach Josephine Mike Ndoumou-who recorded her first official win since taking charge of the team – offered their usual energy and were in complete control of the game in their resounding victory.
Yesterday’s performance will motivate the Under-20 Lionesses and give them increased confidence as they edge closer to the next round of the Under-20 World Cup qualifiers.
They will return to Cameroon to prepare for the return leg on October 9, in Yaoundé.
DR Congo 0-4 Cameroon
[Aboudi Jennifer, Lamine Mana, Tabe Brenda, Enganamben Felicia]