30 Octobre 2012
● Cameroon's women's football team the lionesses lost their first game at the 2012 African Women's Championship in Equatorial Guinea, beaten 2-1 by the Super Falcons of Nigeria.
© M. N. Esono
Central defender Onyinyechi Ohadugha and Nkwocha Perpetua were on target for the Nigerians while Ngono Mani reduced tally from the penalty spot. The falcons scored their winner late into the second half, catching the Cameroonian defence off guard.
In the post match press conference the team's coach Enow Ngatchou blamed that on lack of concentration. "My defence always loses concentration towards the end of the game, and it is always at that moment that we concede very devastating goals."
During the warm up games prior to the competition, the lionesses conceeded most of their goals at the dying minutes of the games, and when pressmen got worried about that situation, the coach said reviewing that defence was his major pre occupation and that by the start of the event the problem will be solved.
With that defeat, Cameroon will therefore have to win their remaining two group games as a prerequisite for qualification for the semi finals. The Lionesses will play against Cote d'Ivoire on Thursday still in Bata. The Ivorians won their first game 5-0 over Ethiopia.
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