The Three Lionesses of England and the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon clashed yesterday for a place in the quarterfinals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. For the second consecutive edition, Cameroon fails from the eighth.
Cameroon will not see their ambitions realized this year. Roger Milla’s country lost heavily 0-3 to England. The Indomitable Lionesses, who hoped to surprise their opponents of the match, were tricked in the 14th minute. Following a cross from White, Ejangue wins and returns the ball to goalkeeper Ngo Ndom. She commits a monumental error by catching the ball with the hands. Free kick into the box and Stéphanie breaks the deadlock. 1-0 for England.
At the end of the first half-time, Ellen White scored the second goal for the Three lionesses. It is first signaled offside and after consulting the VAR, the goal will be validated. 2-0 is the score at the break.
Back from the locker room, the Indomitable Lionesses seem invigorated. Ajara scored a goal that VAR rejected for a few minutes for an offside position. It is a tragedy for the fillies of Djeumfa. The tension becomes palpable. Cameroonian women cry out in flight. Takounda entered in place of Enganamouit brings a little freshness but this is the moment that England chooses to give the final blow… by Alex Greenwood. 3-0, the score will end there. Cameroon is eliminated from the World Cup.