Costa Rica U20 2022: the Indomitable Lionesses on the way of the Leopards


Kinshasa, September 1st, 2021 (CPA).- The Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon will stand on the path of the U20 Ladies Leopards of DR Congo during the 2nd round of the qualifiers for the FIFA Women’s World Cup (Fédération internationale de football association, Costa Rica 2022, Africa zone.

The Congolese players validated their ticket to the second round by winning against their counterparts from Sao Tome and Principe 4-0 on Friday in Sao Tome for the return leg. They therefore confirmed the result of 5-1 obtained in the first leg at the TP Mazembe stadium in Kamalondo, in Lubumbashi.

Athlete Ememiya scored shortly before the break, while teammates Kamba Kanza and Ngalula Deborah (a brace) added to the scorecard after the break. Despite the initially weak logistics, the girls subsequently benefited from the attention of the Congolese government, which accompanied them until the return match.

As if something was brewing against the Congolese national eleven, he will face the refusal of his hosts to play the return match on the new date set by the African Football Confederation (CAF), Thursday, August 26th, 2021. The Federation of Sao Tome and Principe objected so that the match could be played today due to test results which were not available. On Friday at 10:00 a.m. on the scheduled day and at match time, the Covid-19 test results were then released at 10:00 a.m. Another postponement was again decided between the two federations so that the match was finally played on Friday afternoon. The meeting then fought for another victory for the Leopards.

It is to be hoped that the same efforts made by the government will be made on both sides in order to put the young ambassadors of the DR Congo in the conditions likely to allow them to work in concentration, especially since Sao Tomé-et-Principe is not Cameroon. The government will not stop continuing to provide them with material, financial and moral support for a new qualification, this time for the finals of the World Cup. ACP/