Cameroon fans jubilant as Indomitable Lionesses rally to beat Swiss and advance to knockout round.
June 22, 2015 The Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon have brought joy to their fans after knocking out Switzerland in a 2-1 victory at the ongoing Women’s World cup. The ladies have now moved into the knockout phase of the Women’s World Cup along with defending champions Japan.
Fans like Penda Etoundi and Muma Robert who saw the match are proud of the indomitable women:
“I am so happy that I dont know how to express myself. The girl’s team has shown us what we can do. They can and they will succeed. With that, I ‘m just going to wait for the final,”
“From the information we are getting here back in Cameroon is that those girls have not even gotten their prime (match bonuses) but I was very impressed when I heard the captain the other day over the radio she talked of playing with that patriotism, and I believe they are not out for money but what I want to tell the authorities is that they should watch out for what these girls are doing and be aware that when these girls come back, they should do something to improve the female football championship in Cameroon,”
Cameroon‘s squad includes eight foreign-based players, now earning a livelihood as professionals. They are headlined by 30-year-old goalkeeper Annette Ngo Ndom, who competes for a club in Slovenia, and 31-year-old captain Christine Manie, a defender at Olympia Cluj Napoca of Romania. Top striker Gaelle Deborah Enganamouit was signed by a Swedish club two years ago.
The crucial match saw Ana Maria Crnogorcevic scoring for Swiss side in the 24th minute, to the delight of fans. A former footballer, Zanita Nkoumijo was one of the delighted fans and said “Oh what joy, such happiness. I felt like I am the one who scored that equalizer goal and we saw how much work it took to score that goal. I am not saying that she played alone, but I am really happy, especially because we were not expecting it and the only name we were chanting was Onguene Onguene. I am really happy,”
Cameroon is the last surviving African team at the World Cup.