Cameroon national women's soccer team

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Republic of Cameroon
République du Cameroun
FCF logo
Association Federation Camerounaise de Football
confederacy CAF
Technical sponsor puma
Head coach Alain Djeumfa
captain Gabrielle Onguéné
Record scorer Michele Mani (40)
Record player Michele Mani (76)
Home stadium Changing stages
FIFA rank 51st (1455 points)
(as of August 14, 2020)
First jersey
Second jersey
First international match Nigeria 2-0 Cameroon ( Lagos , Nigeria ; June 15, 1991 )
NigeriaNigeria CameroonCameroon
Biggest win Cameroon 8-1 Mozambique ( Ibhayi , South Africa ; 13 September 2018 )
CameroonCameroon MozambiqueMozambique
Biggest defeat Nigeria 6-0 Cameroon ( Kaduna , Nigeria ; October 27, 1998 )
NigeriaNigeria CameroonCameroon
Successes in tournaments
World Championship
Participation in the finals 2 ( first : 2015 )
Best results Round of 16 (2015, 2019)
African Championship
Participation in the finals 12 ( first : 1991 )
Best results Second in 1991 , 2004 , 2014 , 2016
Olympic games
Preliminary round 2012
(As of June 23, 2019 )

The Cameroonian national soccer team represents Cameroon in international women's soccer . The national team is subordinate to the Cameroonian Football Association and is coached by Carl Enow Ngachu .

The Cameroonian selection has finished second four times at the African Championship . For the first time, the team was able to qualify for the World Cup by finishing second at the 2014 African Championship and took part in the 2012 Olympic Games . Until shortly before the Olympic Games, Cameroon only played against African teams. In March 2011, the team achieved the best placement in the FIFA world rankings with 66th place, but then dropped out in qualifying for the Olympic Games in London against the World Cup participant Equatorial Guinea . Equatorial Guinea was subsequently disqualified because the player Jade Boho , who had previously played for Spain, was used in the qualifying games. Cameroon continued to take part in the qualification and played against Nigeria for a place in the Olympic football tournament. After a 1: 2 in the first leg, a 2: 1 was achieved in the second leg and then the Olympic participation was made perfect for the first time in the penalty shoot-out with 4: 3. With the two wins at the “green table”, Cameroon was able to improve its position in the FIFA world rankings published on March 16, 2012 by nine places to 52nd and took third place in Africa behind Nigeria (27th) and Ghana (51st) .

On July 8, 2012, the team played for the first time outside Africa and against a European team. In Turriff ( Scotland ) they beat Northern Ireland 2-0 .

At the 2012 Olympic Games , Cameroon met New Zealand (1-3), Brazil (0-5) and Great Britain (0-3) in the group stage . It was the first game against each of these teams. As the bottom of the group, Cameroon was eliminated after the group stage.

At the 2015 Women's World Cup , Cameroon was the only African team to make the knockout round, but were eliminated in the round of 16 against China . Still, Cameroon moved up 10 places in the FIFA world rankings to 43rd place, the best so far.

Tournament balance sheet

World Championship

  • 1991  : not qualified
  • 1995  : withdrawn
  • 1999  : not qualified
  • 2003  : not qualified
  • 2007  : not qualified
  • 2011  : not qualified

African Championship

Olympic games

  • 1996  : not qualified
  • 2000  : not qualified
  • 2004  : not qualified
  • 2008  : not qualified
  • 2012  : preliminary round
  • 2016  : not qualified

Africa Games

  • 2003: third
  • 2007: did not participate
  • 2011: winner
  • 2015: second

Games against national teams from German-speaking countries

On June 16, 2015, a game against a team from the German-speaking area took place in Edmonton for the first time as part of the 2015 Women's World Cup with the game against Switzerland . Cameroon won after 0-1 deficit 2-1 and advanced to the second round of the World Cup.

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Women's world rankings. In: FIFA , August 14, 2020, accessed on August 14, 2020 (teams without a place and points are provisional because no more than five games have been played or the teams have been inactive for more than 18 months).
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  5. JO 2012: Les camerounaises se qualifient pour la phase finale (French) ( Memento of the original from March 31, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  6. Little movement in the top 10