Because this is a Women’s World Cup year, I have decided to countdown to the tournament by providing a short soccer/fitness related preview of each of the 24 participating nations. In this instalment, I will look at Cameroon, who are making their first ever appearance at the Women’s World Cup. Cameroon have been drawn in Group C, along with Japan, Switzerland, and Ecuador. They will play their first match against Ecuador on Monday, June 8th, 2015.
Cameroon’s biggest strength in the CAF (Confederation of African Football) Women’s Championship was their goalkeeper, Anette Ngo Ndom, who was voted as player of the tournament and helped the team concede only 4 goals in 5 matches. Below is a link to a highlight video of a penalty shoot-out in one of Cameroon’s matches in the tournament, in which she makes a decisive save. Can this excellent young goalkeeper help the Cameroonians to get out of a tough group that includes the previous Women’s World Cup Champions Japan? We will have to wait and see what happens in 1 month’s time.
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