2017 U-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers: Cameroon at the last round


The U-17 lionesses have migrated to the third and  last round of the 2017 African U-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.

The baby lionesses thrashed the Fennecs of Algeria 7-0  Saturday 16th December 2017  in Yaounde in a  return leg of the second round qualifying tournament.

It was a thrilling encounter that kept fans on their feet cheering and applauding the show put up the Cameroonian girls.

The Lionesses controlled the game from the start recording a score of four during the first half of the game.

The other three goals were netted during the second half of the encounter bringing the scoreboard to 7-0.The goals were scored by Marlyse Kameni (2), Marie Ngah Manga (2) Liliane Mefire (2) and Fadimatou Kome (1).

Cameroon now has an 11-0 aggregate win.


During the  away leg in Algiers on 7th December 2017, the U-17 Lionesses thrashed  Algeria 4-0.

Nigeria played a 0-0 tie with Ethiopia on 16th Saturday December 2017 but qualified for the final round on away goal rule. The Nigerian girls registered a one all tie with Ethiopia in the away leg in Addis Ababa a fortnight ago.

Ghana and South Africa have equally qualified for the third and last round of the qualifying tournament.

South Africa crushed Botswana 6-4 in Johannesburg, in the second leg at the Dobsonville Stadium as they qualified 11-6 on aggregate while Ghana beat the Gambia 2-0 to grab a ticket to the next round with an aggregate win of 7-2.

As at now, Cameroon is programmed to face Nigeria in the last round of the qualifying tournament in February 2018. South Africa will throw weights  Morocco while Ghana will play against Djibouti.

The victors in the lmast round will fly the African flag at the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup from November 13 to December 1 in Uruguay.

Benly Anchunda

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