- Naomi Eto Leslie scored her first hat-trick in international football in Cameroon’s 3-2 win against Kenya U-20 in Nairobi
- Hassan Ibrahim has now guided Cameroon to four wins in four games since his appointment as interim coach
- Cameroon has won the reversed fixture by 3-0.
Cameroon’s U-20 Women’s Football team have booked their place in the fourth qualifying round of the 2024 FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup.
Naomi Eto Leslie scored a hat-trick to complete a 6-2 win for coach Hassan Ibrahim’s U-20 Lionesses this Friday at the Nyayo national stadium in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kenya entered the second-leg tie with the huge task of overturning a 0-3 deficit following their first-leg defeat last week in Yaoundé – Cameroon.
The visitors observed their hosts for most of the opening segments while anticipating to catch them via their trade counter attacking moves.
Against the run of play, Eto fired the visitors ahead after 24 minutes. The goal gave Cameroon a 4-0 aggregate lead and looked like a signal of the end of the tie.
The Kenyans equalized through Elizabeth Mideva on the stroke of half-time to ensure the game remained open if not the tie.
Eto scored twice in two minutes from the hour mark, including converting a penalty for the third goal to put the game to bed.
Though Mideva added the second for coach Beldine Odemba’s Kenya, there wasn’t to be another goal in the final 13, thus sanctioning the 3-2 win on the day and a 6-2 aggregate win.
Cameroon will face the winner in the other tie pitting Egypt to Congo scheduled for later this evening.
Since coach Hassan took over the team less than two months ago, they have scored 13 goals and three in four matches.
There has been a far cry on the Cameroon media and beyond for coach Hassan to be confirmed as the permanent coach of the team.
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