2017 World Women’s Handball Championship: Lionesses bow out

 

 

The Handball Lionesses have been pushed out of the ongoing 2017 World Women’s Handball Championship in Germany.

The ladies failed to move to the second round of the competition due to a series of defeats.

In all,the girls of Jean Marie Akono had one draw and four defeats.

The Lionesses lost to the host country, Germany, in the opening game 15-28 and fell before Serbia 21-34 in the second game.

In their third outing on 5th December 2017, the Lionesses lost to the Netherlands 22-29.

On day-4 the lionesses bowed out to  South Korea 21-33.

In their fifth and last game Cameroon drew with China 26-26 at the last seconds at the Leipzig Arena in Germany.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon_women%27s_national_handball_team

Cameroon finished the first round of the competition on the fifth position with one point ahead of China.

With all this,Cameroon leaves the competition on the 20th position on the official ranking and while Angola,the other African team rounded up at the 19th position.

Admist the odds, the Lionesses of Cameroon have however been able to improve on their performance as compared to their first participation at the World Championship in 2005 where they finished 22nd.

So far,four countries; France, Sweden, Denmark and Montenegro have reached the quarterfinals stage.

Benly Anchunda

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