Tuesday, May 12, 2015

International Friendly- The Lady Elephants of La Cote d'Ivoire vs The Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon

As part of their preparation towards the 2015  FIFA women's world cup, Cameroon locked horns with their Ivorian counterparts in a grueling match up,which ended in a 2-3 win for the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon. The game was played at the Robert Champroux  stadium on May 10,2015.
The Lady Elephants kicked of strongly with some crisp passes but could not contain the Lionesses who showed their intent on the 14th minute mark with a goal  scored by  Akaba Edoa. Nguessan Koko cancelled out the score line when she zipped through the tight defensive barrier  of the Lionesses to score in the 38th minute.

The game became a ding-dong affair with crunching tackles when on the 45th minute mark,Leuko Chiboso restored the Lionesses' lead with a beautiful goal on the break. The Elephants stomped their way through the fierce midfield of the Lionesses to equalize on the 70th minute mark through the efforts of Essoh Nadege, but the Lionesses secured a win on the day when Christine Manie sealed the fate the Elephants with a classy finish on the 80th minute giving the Lionesses a well deserved win.
The game served as a good test for both sides who showed their preparedness for the task ahead in Canada.

The teamsIvory Coast: Djohore Cynthia, Fatou Coulibaly, Kpaho Zote Nina Lohoues yeble (Cissé Nadege) Nguessan Koko Angel, Jessica Aby Emmanuella (Niamien Sandrine), Aminata Haidara (Gnago Jeanne) Diakate Mariam (Aguié Sophie), Amon Elloh Rebecca Jeanne Essoh Nadege, Tchetche Noukou Fernande (Kacou Koffi Raymonde).Cameroon: Ngo Ndom, Christine Manie (Cathy Bou) Awona Mary Leuko Chibosso, Etangue Siliki (Zouga Edoa) Meffou Metou, Ngock Yango, Ngo Belleck (Ngani Agathe) Akaba Edoa, Ngono Mani (Ada Jacquette) Abondi Onguene .OfficialsReferees: Christine Ziga (GHA), Aglado Emmanuella (GHA), Thaud Beatrice (GHA), Korah Zomadre (CIV).

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