Cameroon women's national football team

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Cameroon
AssociationFédération Camerounaise
de Football
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationUNIFFAC
(Central Africa)
Head coachAlain Djeumfa
CaptainChristine Manie
Most capsMadeleine Ngono Mani (87)
Top scorerMadeleine Ngono Mani (40)
Home stadiumStade Ahmadou Ahidjo
FIFA codeCMR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 46 Decrease 5 (27 September 2019)[1]
Highest41 (July 2019)
Lowest89 (March 2007)
First international
 Nigeria 2–0 Cameroon 
(Lagos, Nigeria; 15 June 1991)
Biggest win
 Cameroon 8 -1 Mozambique 
(Vancouver, Canada; 13 September 2018)
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)

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.

Competitive record[edit]

World Cup[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

2019[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (fourth round).[3]

Head coach: Alain Djeumfa

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Carole Mimboe (1999-01-15) 15 January 1999 (age 20) Spain Extremadura
16 1GK Ange Bawou (2000-02-12) 12 February 2000 (age 19) Cameroon Social du Mbam

2 2DF Claudia Voulania Dabda (2001-07-01) 1 July 2001 (age 18) Cameroon AS Diamaré
4 2DF Catherine Mbengono (1996-09-08) 8 September 1996 (age 23) Cameroon Green City Yaoundé
5 2DF Alvine Njolle (1994-05-09) 9 May 1994 (age 25) Belarus Minsk
6 2DF Estelle Johnson (1988-07-21) 21 July 1988 (age 31) United States Sky Blue FC
12 2DF Falonne Meffometou (1990-07-01) 1 July 1990 (age 29) France Fleury
15 2DF Colette Ndzana (2000-07-19) 19 July 2000 (age 19) Cameroon Éclair de Sa’a

8 3MF Raïssa Feudjio (1995-10-29) 29 October 1995 (age 24) Spain Granadilla
10 3MF Grâce Ngock Yango (1993-06-12) 12 June 1993 (age 26) France Guingamp
13 3MF Charlène Meyong Menene (1998-11-19) 19 November 1998 (age 20) Cameroon Louves Miniproff [de]
17 3MF Brigitte Omboudou (1992-07-29) 29 July 1992 (age 27) Cameroon Amazone FAP

3 4FW Ajara Nchout Njoya (1993-01-12) 12 January 1993 (age 26) Norway Vålerenga
7 4FW Gabrielle Aboudi Onguéné (1989-02-25) 25 February 1989 (age 30) Russia CSKA Moscow
9 4FW Chanel Tchapchet (1998-10-19) 19 October 1998 (age 21) Japan Tokyo International University
11 4FW Alexandra Takounda Engolo (2000-07-07) 7 July 2000 (age 19) Cameroon Éclair de Sa’a
14 4FW Flora Kameni (2001-11-13) 13 November 2001 (age 17) Cameroon Louves Miniproff [de]
18 4FW Michèle Akaba (1992-06-07) 7 June 1992 (age 27) Cameroon Amazone FAP

Recent call-ups[edit]

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 Marina Ngoe Esse (2002-01-17) 17 January 2002 (age 17) Cameroon Louves Miniproff [de] 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (fourth round) PRE
GK Marthe Ongmahan (1992-06-12) 12 June 1992 (age 27) Cameroon AWA FF 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (fourth round) PRE
GK Annette Ngo Ndom (1985-06-02) 2 June 1985 (age 34) Cameroon Amazone FAP 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (third round)
GK Isabelle Mambingo (1991-04-10) 10 April 1991 (age 28) Nigeria Sunshine Queens F.C. 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
GK Diane Ndeme (1990-06-09) 9 June 1990 (age 29) Cameroon Caïman Douala 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations

DF Jeanne Koesso Magoumkoua Cameroon AWA FF 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (fourth round) PRE
DF Thérèse Nzie Seme Cameroon Louves Miniproff [de] 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (fourth round) PRE
DF Dolores Tsadjia (1999-03-09) 9 March 1999 (age 20) Cameroon Louves Miniproff [de] 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (fourth round) PRE
DF Augustine Edjangue (C) (1989-01-19) 19 January 1989 (age 30) Norway Arna-Bjørnar 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (third round)
DF Easther Mayi Kith (1997-03-28) 28 March 1997 (age 22) France Montpellier 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (third round)
DF Moussa Zouwairatou (2001-06-12) 12 June 2001 (age 18) Cameroon Louves Miniproff [de] 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (third round) PRE
DF Yvonne Leuko (1991-11-20) 20 November 1991 (age 27) France Strasbourg 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (second round)
DF Ysis Sonkeng (1989-09-20) 20 September 1989 (age 30) Cameroon Amazone FAP 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (second round)
DF Aurelle Awona (1993-02-02) 2 February 1993 (age 26) France Dijon FCO 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
DF Christine Manie (1984-05-04) 4 May 1984 (age 35) France AS Nancy 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

MF Thérèse Abena (1994-09-05) 5 September 1994 (age 25) Cameroon Louves Miniproff [de] 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (fourth round) PRE
MF Raïssa Adama (1999-12-29) 29 December 1999 (age 19) Cameroon Social du Mbam 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (fourth round) PRE
MF Genevieve Ngo Mbeleck (1993-03-10) 10 March 1993 (age 26) Cameroon Amazone FAP 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (fourth round) PRE
MF Alice Maffo Fonkeu Cameroon AWA FF 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (third round) PRE
MF Viviane Mefire Peka (2001-12-19) 19 December 2001 (age 17) Cameroon Eding Filles 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (third round) PRE
MF Élodie Metho (2000-03-10) 10 March 2000 (age 19) Cameroon Social du Mbam 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (third round) PRE
MF Vanessa Yanen Cameroon AWA FF 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (third round) PRE
MF Marlyse Ngo Ndoumbouk (1985-01-03) 3 January 1985 (age 34) France AS Nancy 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
MF Francine Zouga (1987-11-09) 9 November 1987 (age 32) France AS Nancy 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations

FW Marie Ngah Manga (2002-10-20) 20 October 2002 (age 17) Cameroon Amazone FAP 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (fourth round) PRE
FW Michaela Abam (1997-06-12) 12 June 1997 (age 22) Spain Real Betis 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (third round)
FW Farida Machia (1991-07-27) 27 July 1991 (age 28) Portugal Braga 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (second round)
FW Christiane Mpeh Bissong (1999-07-17) 17 July 1999 (age 20) Cameroon Louves Miniproff [de] 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (second round)
FW Agnès Nkada (1995-03-12) 12 March 1995 (age 24) Spain Extremadura 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (second round)
FW Madeleine Ngono Mani (1983-10-16) 16 October 1983 (age 36) France CSFA Ambilly [fr] 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
FW Gaëlle Enganamouit (1992-06-09) 9 June 1992 (age 27) Unattached 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
FW Jacquette Ada (1991-08-27) 27 August 1991 (age 28) Turkey Amed Sportif Faaliyetler v.  Spain, 17 May 2019
FW Adeline Bangya (2000-02-12) 12 February 2000 (age 19) Japan Tokyo International University 2019 Wuhan International Tournament

Shalom Makoma (1993-01-12) 12 January 1993 (age 26) Cameroon Vision FC Bamenda 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (fourth round) PRE

Overall competition record[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 27 September 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. ^ [1]

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