The women’s game will take center stage in a three-nation tournament set to last for three days – packed with high action and drama, this December, in Cameroon.
Three Central African giants: Cameroon, Congo and the Central African Republic converge in Douala, for the biennial U20 women’s zonal tourney.
The competition returns after a three-year absence as president Blaise Mayolas’ executive target more game time for the zone’s women’s tt
Put together by the Central African Football Federations’ Union (UNIFFAC), the regional jamboree will run from December 27th to 30th.
Testament to how competitive this year’s event will be, is the recent performances of the teams involved.
The U20 Lionesses of Cameroon are trailblazing in the 2024 World Cup qualifiers, having gotten through to the fourth and final round.
Congo made it through to the third round but lost to Egypt after defeating Namibia in the second round.
The Central African Republic intend to use this year’s event to work on the growth of the women’s game.
When the competition was last held in 2020, Equatorial Guinea emerged champions. However, this time, a new title holder is awaited due to the absence of Equatorial Guinea.
Congo and CAR are expected to arrive Cameroon from December 25-26, with the opening match billed for December 27.
Coach Hassan Balla’s Cameroon will raise the curtains against Congo, at the 39 thousand capacity Bepanda Omnisport stadium on December 27.
A day later, the Central African Republic log horns against Congo, before one last dance against Cameroon on December 29.
The point accumulation system will be a yardstick to determine champions after three games played. In case of absolute parity, head to head will be examined.
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