- Ngock Monique and co took part in their first training session at the Reunification Annex stadium in Douala
- Cameroon will begin their quest to qualify for 14th AWCON against Kenya that missed the previous two editions
- The Indomitable Lionesses will face the Harambee Starlets for the first time since beating them 9-0 on aggregate 17 years ago
- Midfield duo Charlene Meyong Menene and Genevieve Mbeleck are back in the Indomitable Lionesses squad
Coach Jean Baptiste Bisseck’s Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon looked in good spirits as they took part in an open training session under the new staff at the Bepanda Omnisport Stadium.
The Lionesses officially kicked off their Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) preparations in Douala with a special welcome ceremony in front of around hundred of fans.
Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene and co arrived in the country over the weekend are based in the coastal city of Douala for their first round qualifier game against Kenya.
The squad trained in the moist weather at the impressive Reunification Annex stadium on Monday as they continue to acclimatise to the conditions down under. The fans took the opportunity to see the team put through their paces at the open training session with the likes of Michaely Bihina, Cathy Biya, Naomi Eto, Nga Manga, Tabe Tabe Brenda pictured in action during training.
The team have just less than two days to prepare for their first game against Kenya on September 22 in Douala, which will mark the start of the Bisseck era.
The upcoming meeting of both nations will be the first since Cameroon beat Kenya 4-0 in Yaoundé and 5-0 in Nairobi to earn an aggregate win in the AWCON qualifier to reach the 2006 tournament.
The Starlets contingent will travel to Douala – Cameroon on Tuesday 19, ahead of Friday’s first-leg clash against the Indomitable Lionesses. The reversed fixture will be played on September 26 at the Nyaro national stadium in Nairobi.
Aggregate winners of the tie will face either Gabon or Botswana in the second round, between November 27 and December 5, 2023.
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