As the Cameroon women’s team wowed the pants off the world and left everyone speechless – Cameroonians are partying their way off in stupefied shock at how good these women can be – amazing!!
Galaxy J One team welcomed them home with a proud and loud rendition of ‘SWELLEY’ their number one hit – which other song could have been more appropriate? – None- because these ladies entered them well!! Well done ladies we hail you all for such a high standard professional performance.
While Ivory Coast go home without a point and Nigeria floundered in the so-called group of death, Cameroon – making their World Cup debut – are the unexpected good news story. Ngachu Enow’s side trounced Ecuador 6-0, courtesy of a hat-trick from the striker Gaëlle Enganamouit, who plays in Sweden, only narrowly lost to the World Cup holders, Japan, and then beat Switzerland to face China on Saturday in the round of 16.
It is an enormous achievement, all the more astonishing considering the state of the nation’s domestic football scene. “Enow told me the Cameroon league at home hadn’t played regular football for a year and a half,” says Adeogun. “It’s stop-start. He’s hoping this World Cup and the exposure the team have had will encourage the federation to ensure the league at home runs properly. That’s the legacy he wants from this World Cup: sustainability.”
(Guardian Excerpt above tells of the state of home football)