Wednesday September 7th
All Africa Games
Group A (Maputo)
Mozambique 3 – 0 (WO) Guinea
Cameroon 3 – 0 Algeria
Christine Manie 5’ (Cameroon)
Iven Mihamle 45’ (Cameroon)
Ariane Beyene 85’ (Cameroon)
All Africa Games
Group B (Maputo)
South Africa 2 – 2 Tanzania
48’ (South Africa)
75’ (South Africa)
Zimbabwe 1 – 2 Ghana
Cameroon was the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of the All African Games Women’s tournament when they beat Algeria 3-0 at Maxaquene Stadium, in Maputo, on Wednesday afternoon.
Cameroon top the standings with an unassailable six point cushion, having beaten hosts Mozambique 1-0 in the opening game of the three-team group.
“Les Lionnes indomptables” took an early lead after Algeria conceded a penalty for handball and Christine Manie converted from the spot after five minutes.
Algerian suffered a further setback in the 17th minute when Habiba Sadou was dismissed after receiving a second yellow card.
Playing with a numerical advantage Cameroon controlled the game for the rest of the 45 minutes but was frustrated on numerous occasions to extend their lead by a determined Algerian defence and some poor finishing
But on the stroke of half time they did double their advantage when Iven Mihamle scored the decisive goal to take whatever wind Algeria had out of their sails.
Ngachu Enow, coach of Cameroon, threw on fresh legs in the form of Carine Mbuh Yoh and Henriette Akaba to stimulate the game and both players were key in maintaining Cameroon’s domination of the Algerians.
Their efforts were rewarded when Ariane Beyene made it 3-0 in the 84th minute to seal the match.
Cameroon will have to wait until next Tuesday to play again, when they will take on the second-paced team in Group B in the semis.
Mozambique’s clash with the Algerians on Saturday will decide which team finishes second in the group.
Cameroon: Ndom, Manie, Meffometou, Zouga (Mbuh Yoh 60’), Aboudi (Enganamouit 22’), Ngono (Akaba70’), Beyene, Bella, Sonkeng, Sosso, Enganamouit
Algeria: Rezig, Sekouane, Sadou, Meflah, Boumrar (Affak74’), Ouadah, Zerrouki (Marek 87’), Bekhedda, Boutchiche, Bouhani, Bentorki
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