Cameroon women's national football team

The Cameroon national women's football team, also known as the Indomitable Lionesses, is the national team of Cameroon and is controlled by the Cameroon Football Association. They finished second in the 1991, 2004, 2014, and 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations, participated in the 2012 Olympic Games and have competed in their first ever FIFA Women's World Cup in 2015.

Cameroon
AssociationFédération Camerounaise
de Football
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationUNIFFAC
(Central Africa)
Head coachAlain Djeumfa
CaptainChristine Manie
Most capsFrancoise Bella (56)
Top scorerMadeleine Ngono Mani (26)
Home stadiumStade Ahmadou Ahidjo
FIFA codeCMR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 41 Increase 5 (12 July 2019)[1]
Highest41 (July 2019)
Lowest89 (March 2007)
First international
 Nigeria 2–0 Cameroon 
(Lagos, Nigeria; 15 June 1991)
Biggest win
 Cameroon 6–0 Ecuador 
(Vancouver, Canada; 8 June 2015)
Biggest defeat
 Nigeria 6–0 Cameroon 
(Kaduna, Nigeria; 27 October 1998)
World Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2015)
Best resultRound of 16 (2015, 2019)
Africa Women Cup of Nations
Appearances12 (first in 1991)
Best resultRunners-up (1991, 2004, 2014, 2016)

Competitive record

World Cup

Women's World Cup
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
China 1991 Did not qualify
Sweden 1995 Withdrew in qualification
United States 1999 Did not qualify
United States 2003
China 2007
Germany 2011
Canada 2015 Round of 16 11th 4 2 0 2 9 4
France 2019 Round of 16 4 1 0 3 3 8
Total 2/8 - 8 3 0 5 12 12
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympics

For 2012 Cameroon qualified for the first time to the Olympics.[2]

Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
United States 1996 Withdrew in Qualification
Australia 2000 Did not qualify
Greece 2004
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012 Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 11
Brazil 2016 Did not qualify
Japan 2020 To be determined
Total 1/6 3 0 0 3 1 11

Africa Women Cup of Nations

Africa Women Cup of Nations
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
1991 Runners-up 2 0 0 2 0 6
1995 Withdrew In Quarter-finals
Nigeria 1998 Fourth place 4 2 0 2 7 13
South Africa 2000 Group stage 3 1 0 2 4 6
Nigeria 2002 Third place 5 2 2 1 7 5
South Africa 2004 Runners-up 5 1 3 1 8 10
Nigeria 2006 Fourth place 5 1 2 2 6 10
Equatorial Guinea 2008 Fourth place 5 2 1 2 4 6
South Africa 2010 Fourth place 5 2 1 2 7 11
Equatorial Guinea 2012 Third place 5 2 1 2 6 5
Namibia 2014 Runners-up 5 3 0 2 5 4
Cameroon 2016 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 6 1
Ghana 2018 Third place 5 3 2 0 10 4
Total 12/13 54 23 12 19 70 81

All African Games

Football at the African Games
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
Nigeria 2003 - 5 2 1 2 7 5
Algeria 2007 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mozambique 2011 - 4 4 0 0 7 0
Republic of the Congo 2015 - 4 1 2 1 4 4
Total 4/4 13 7 3 3 18 9

Results and fixtures

2019

Players

Current squad

The following 23 players were named to the roster for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[3][4]

Head coach: Alain Djeumfa

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 GK Annette Ngo Ndom 2 June 1985 (age 34) Cameroon Amazone FAP
16 GK Isabelle Mambingo 10 April 1991 (age 28) Nigeria Sunshine Queens F.C.
23 GK Marthe Ongmahan 12 June 1992 (age 27) Cameroon AWA FC

2 DF Christine Manie 4 May 1984 (age 35) France AS Nancy
4 DF Yvonne Leuko 20 November 1991 (age 27) France Strasbourg
5 DF Augustine Ejangue 19 January 1989 (age 30) Norway Arna-Bjørnar
6 DF Estelle Johnson 21 July 1988 (age 30) United States Sky Blue FC
11 DF Aurelle Awona 2 February 1993 (age 26) France Dijon FCO
12 DF Claudine Meffometou 1 July 1990 (age 29) France Guingamp
15 DF Ysis Sonkeng 20 September 1989 (age 29) Cameroon Amazone FAP

8 MF Raissa Feudjio 29 October 1995 (age 23) Spain Granadilla
10 MF Jeannette Yango 12 June 1993 (age 26) France US Saint-Malo
13 MF Charlène Meyong 19 November 1998 (age 20) Cameroon Louves Miniproff
14 MF Ninon Abena 5 September 1994 (age 24) Cameroon Louves Miniproff
19 MF Marlyse Ngo Ndoumbouk 3 January 1985 (age 34) France AS Nancy
20 MF Genevieve Ngo 10 March 1993 (age 26) Cameroon Amazone FAP

3 FW Ajara Nchout 12 January 1993 (age 26) Norway Vålerenga
7 FW Gabrielle Onguéné 25 February 1989 (age 30) Russia ZFK CSKA Moscow
9 FW Madeleine Ngono Mani 16 October 1983 (age 35) France CSFA Ambilly
17 FW Gaëlle Enganamouit 9 June 1992 (age 27) Unattached
18 FW Henriette Akaba 7 June 1992 (age 27) Cameroon Amazone FAP
21 FW Alexandra Takounda 7 July 2000 (age 19) Cameroon Éclair de Sa’a
22 FW Michaela Abam 12 June 1997 (age 22) France Paris FC

Recent call-ups

The following players were named to a squad in the last 12 months.

This list may be incomplete.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Diane Ndeme 9 June 1990 (age 29) Cameroon Caïman Douala 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations

DF Easther Mayi Kith 28 March 1997 (age 22) - - France Montpellier HSC v.  Spain, 17 May 2019

MF Francine Zouga 9 November 1987 (age 31) France AS Nancy 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations

FW Jacquette Ada 27 August 1991 (age 27) - - Turkey Amed Sportif Faaliyetler v.  Spain, 17 May 2019
FW Christiane Mpeh Bissong 17 July 1999 (age 20) - - Cameroon Louves Miniproff v.  Spain, 17 May 2019
FW Agnes Nkada 12 March 1995 (age 24) - - Cameroon Amazone FAP 2019 Wuhan International Tournament
FW Adeline Bangya 12 February 2000 (age 19) - - Japan Tokyo International University 2019 Wuhan International Tournament

Overall competition record

Competition Stage Result Opponent Position Scorers
1991 African Championship Quarterfinals Walkover Republic of the Congo Congo
Semifinals Walkover Zambia Zambia
Final 0–2 0–4 (0–6 agg.) Nigeria Nigeria
1995 African Championship Quarterfinals Withdrew Angola Angola
1998 African Championship qualification Walkover Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Nigeria 1998 African Championship First stage
0
3–2
1–3
South Africa South Africa
Ghana Ghana
Semifinals 0–6 Nigeria Nigeria
3rd place 3–3 (PSO: 1–3) Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo DR
2000 African Championship qualification 3–0 w/o Gabon Gabon
South Africa 2000 African Championship First stage
0
0
4–1
0–2
0–3
Morocco Morocco
Ghana Ghana
Nigeria Nigeria
3 / 4 Abbe, Anong, Anounga, Njolle
0
0
2002 African Championship qualification Second round 0–0 4–0 Gabon Gabon
Nigeria 2002 African Championship First stage
0
0
1–2
0–0
1–0
South Africa South Africa
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Angola Angola
2 / 4 Anounga
0
Ngono
Semifinals 2–3 Ghana Ghana Pokam, Belemgoto
3rd place 3–0 South Africa South Africa
Nigeria 2003 African Games First stage
0
0
3–0
0–1
1–1
Ethiopia Ethiopia
Nigeria Nigeria
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
2 / 4 Bella, Mekongo
0
Ngono
Semifinals 1–3 South Africa South Africa
3rd place 1–0 Mali Mali
2004 African Championship qualification Second round 0–0 2–0 Republic of the Congo Congo Mbida, Ngo
South Africa 2004 African Championship First stage
0
0
2–2
2–2
3–1
Mali Mali
Nigeria Nigeria
Algeria Algeria
2 / 4 Mbida, Mete
Bella, Mekongo
Mbida 2, Mekongo
Semifinals 1–0 (AET) Ghana Ghana Bella
Final 0–5 Nigeria Nigeria
2006 African Championship qualification Second round 4–0 5–0 Kenya Kenya
Nigeria 2006 African Championship First stage
0
0
1–1
1–2
2–0
Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo DR
Ghana Ghana
Mali Mali
2 / 4 Ngono
Bella
Bekombo, Ngo
Semifinals 0–5 Nigeria Nigeria
3rd place 2–2 (PSO: 4–5) South Africa South Africa
2007 African Games qualification Withdrew Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo DR
2008 African Championship qualification Second round 3–0 2–1 Tanzania Tanzania
Equatorial Guinea 2008 African Championship First stage
0
0
0–1
2–1
1–0
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
Mali Mali
Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo DR
2 / 4 0
Bekombo, Ngo
Ngono
Semifinals 0–3 South Africa South Africa
3rd place 1–1 (PSO: 3–4) Nigeria Nigeria OnguenePenalty scored 1 Ngo, 2 Manie, 4 Onguene Penalty missed 3 Bella, 5 Mbida
2010 African Championship qualification Second round 2–0 3–0 Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo DR Ngono 2, Bella, Enganamouit, Onguene
South Africa 2010 African Championship First stage
0
0
2–2
2–1
2–1
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
Ghana Ghana
Algeria Algeria
2 / 4 Manie, Ngono
Manie, Ngo
Onguene, Ejangue
Semifinals 1–5 Nigeria Nigeria Ngock
3rd place 0–2 South Africa South Africa
Mozambique 2011 African Games First stage
0
0
1–0
3–0
Walkover
Mozambique Mozambique
Algeria Algeria
Guinea Guinea
1 / 3 Zouga
Beyene, Iven, Manie
0
Semifinals 2–0 South Africa South Africa Enganamouit, Onguene
Final 1–0 Ghana Ghana Ngono
2012 Summer Olympics qualification Second round 5–0 1–0 Mali Mali Bella, Manie, Nkout, Onguene, Zouga, ?
Third round 0–0 0–2 1 Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
Fourth round 1–2 2–1 (PSO: 4–3) Nigeria Nigeria Manie, Zouga + 1 o.g.
United Kingdom 2012 Summer Olympics First stage
0
0
0–5
0–3
1–3
Brazil Brazil
United Kingdom Great Britain
New Zealand New Zealand
4 / 4 0
0
Onguene
2012 African Championship qualification Second round 1–1 1–1 (PSO: 10–9) Ghana Ghana Iven, Manie
Equatorial Guinea 2012 African Championship First stage
0
0
1–2
4–1
0–0
Nigeria Nigeria
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
Ethiopia Ethiopia
2 / 4 Manie
Iven 2, Onguene, Zouga
0
Semifinals 0–2 Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
3rd place 1–0 Nigeria Nigeria Enganamouit
2014 African Women's Championship qualification Second round 1–1 2–1 Senegal Senegal Sylla, Zouga
Canada 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup First stage
0
0
6–0
1–2
2–1
Ecuador Ecuador
Japan Japan
Switzerland Switzerland
2 / 4 Ngono, Enganamouit 3, Manie, Onguene
Nchout
Onguene, Ngono
Round of 16 0–1 China China PR 0 0
France 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup First stage 0–1
1–3
2–1
Canada Canada
Netherlands Netherlands
New Zealand New Zealand
3 / 4 0
Onguene
Nchout 2
Round of 16 0–3 England England

1 Equatorial Guinea was disqualified from the competition for fielding an ineligible player, so Cameroon advanced to the final qualifying round instead.

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Cameroon qualifies to Olympics" (in French). fecafootonline.com. 22 October 2011. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
  3. ^ @FecaFootOfficie (24 May 2019). "COUPE DU MONDE FÉMININE DE FOOTBALL FIFA FRANCE 2019 La liste des 23 #Lionnes.#AllezLesLionnes" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. p. 4. Retrieved 28 June 2019.

External links

Alain Djeumfa

Alain Djeumfa Defrasne (born 30 July 1972) is a Cameroonian football manager who is currently the head coach of the Cameroon women's national team.

Annette Ngo Ndom

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Bébéy Beyene

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Cameroon at the FIFA Women's World Cup

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Cameroon women's national under-17 football team

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Cameroonian Football Federation

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Christine Manie

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Claudine Meffometou

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Fatma Samoura

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Flore Enyegue

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Ninon Abena

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FIFA Women's World Cup history
Year Round Date Opponent Result Stadium
Canada 2015 Group stage 8 June  Ecuador W 6–0 BC Place, Vancouver
12 June  Japan L 1–2
16 June   Switzerland W 2–1 Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Round of 16 20 June  China PR L 0–1 Olympic Stadium, Montreal
France 2019 Group stage 10 June  Canada L 0–1 Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
15 June  Netherlands L 1–3 Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes
20 June  New Zealand W 2–1 Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Round of 16 23 June  England L 0–3 Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes
4 April 2019 2019 Wuhan International TournamentCameroon 2–1 CroatiaHankou Cultural Sports Centre, Wuhan
15:00
Report
Referee: Mi Siyu (China)
7 April 2019 2019 Wuhan International TournamentChina PR 1–0 CameroonHankou Cultural Sports Centre, Wuhan
19:35 Report Referee: Park Se-jin (South Korea)
20 April 2019 FriendlyCameroon 3–3Anafoot  CMRMbankomo Centre of Excellence, Mbankomo, Cameroon
19:35 Report
27 April 2019 FriendlyCameroon 5–1Assia’a Robert’s Football Academy  CMRMbankomo Centre of Excellence, Mbankomo, Cameroon
19:35
Report
11 May 2019 FriendlyCameroon 4–2APEJES Academy  CMRMbankomo Centre of Excellence, Mbankomo, Cameroon
19:35 Report
14 May 2019 FriendlyCameroon 1–0Centre Regional feminine  CMRYaoundé, Cameroon
19:35
  • Christina Mpeh Bissong
Report
17 May 2019 FriendlySpain 4–0 CameroonGuadalajara, Spain
19:35
Report Stadium: Estadio Pedro Escartín
Referee: Marta Huerta de la Aza
23 May 2019 FriendlyLevante UD  ESP0–4 CameroonSan Pedro del Pinatar, Spain
18:00 AEDT Report
Stadium: Pinatar Arena
28 May 2019 FriendlyMurcia  ESP0–8 CameroonSan Pedro del Pinatar, Spain
18:00 AEDT Report
Stadium: Pinatar Arena
31 May 2019 FriendlyAlhama  ESP0–4 CameroonSan Pedro del Pinatar, Spain
18:00 AEDT Report Stadium: Pinatar Arena
10 June 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World CupCanada 1–0 CameroonMontpellier, France
15:00 EDT
Report Stadium: Stade de la Mosson
Attendance: 10,710
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea)
15 June 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World CupNetherlands 3–1 CameroonValenciennes, France
15:00 CEST Miedema Goal 41'85'
Bloodworth Goal 48'
Report Onguéné Goal 43' Stadium: Stade du Hainaut
Attendance: 22,423
Referee: Casey Reibelt (Australia)
20 June 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World CupCameroon 2–1 New ZealandMontpellier, France
18:00 CEST Nchout Goal 57'90+5' Report Awona Goal 80' (o.g.) Stadium: Stade de la Mosson
Attendance: 8,009
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
23 June 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World CupEngland 3–0 CameroonValenciennes, France
17:30 CEST Houghton Goal 14'
White Goal 45+4'
Greenwood Goal 58'
Report Stadium: Stade du Hainaut
Attendance: 20,148
Referee: Qin Liang (China PR)
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