Since yesterday, the lionesses have resumed training. The preparation continues for the return match against Nigeria counting for the qualifiers at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018.
After a satisfactory result for the under 17 lionesses in their recent confrontation against their Nigerian counterparts, Stéphane Ndzana the coach of Cameroon knows that there are chances of qualifying for his team. And everything is being done to achieve this goal.
Twenty-five players have been called and gathered since yesterday for a training camp. This in order to prepare efficiently the return leg of the final round of the U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers.
The programme outlines two training sessions a day at the Yaounde Annex 2 stadium. It is an occasion for this young team to work on some key points: including physical exercise and group cohesion.
On February 3 in Benin City, Cameroon held a 2-2 lead over Nigeria. Nigeria that was considered as the favorite before kick-off of the game suffered the repeated assaults of Cameroonian strikers.
What can we expect from the crucial return match of 18 February? The question remains entirely because nothing is done yet. A null score would be enough for Cameroon to qualify but the Flamingos (name given to the U-17 Nigerian women’s team) have a positive goal average since they are generally skilful in front of goals. The shortest win or a 3-3 draw would be synonymous with qualifying for Nigeria.
Note that the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will be held in Uruguay from November 13 to December 1, 2018.