This afternoon, Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes will host the battle of the Lionesses as the English Three Lionesses take on the Cameroonian Indomitable Lionesses for the round of 16 clash in the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Contrary to their male counterparts who first clashed in the 1990 World Cup in Italy, this is the first ever encounter of the two team in the World Cup history
People in England have been very vocal since Cameroon’s dramatic win over NZ, sent them through to a mouthwatering clash with Phil Neville’s England Team last Friday. For Some fans and football pundits, a result in favour of England is a forgone conclusion. Others however can’t help but ringing a bell of caution. Especially after the game against New Zealand considered by a section of commentators as “World Cup football at its most exhilarating” and Ajara Nchout Njoya winning strike “the best goal of this World Cup so far.” They believe a football game is on the pitch not on paper and it would be a mistake to belittle the Indomitable Lionesses who are peaking game by game as they grow in the competition, culminating with that dramatic win over NZ. thanks to the nearly arrogant skills and composure of the newly found star Nchout Ajara Njoya, added to the pace of fearless Aboudi Onguene and the imperial defence of no-nonsense Estelle Johnson. This sheds more light on what the African team is capable of on their good day and can’t help but reminiscing the heroics of Roger Milla’s Indomitable Lions in Italy nearly two decades ago.
Cameroon has progressed to the last 16 for the second successive world cup tournament and the Indomitable Lionesses are relishing the prospect of locking horns with their English counterpart with the aim to progress to the next stage and rewrite the history of the FIFA Women World Cup. The game will be live on BBC1 from 4PM
Let the battle of the Lionesses commence and May the best win.
ALLEZ LES LIONNES!!!!!