Authentic Ladies of Douala midfielder Tim Shalom Makoma scored one of the greatest goals in Guinness Super League history in her side’s 3-1 victory against Louves Minprof on Saturday.
With Fagnia Fernandez’s team leading 1-0 at the Bepanda Omnisport Annex stadium, Shalom illuminated the lively evening in Douala with an audacious bolt from the blue in the 39th minute.
Taking possession just inside the opponent’s half, the 21-year-old looked up to see Louves goalkeeper Mylene Ngouatio had strayed off her line.
Even so it initially seemed nothing more than a reckless gamble when Shalom shaped to shoot, yet her incredible drive from 55 yards out arrowed over Ngouatio, who could only help the ball into the net as she back-pedalled in a futile attempt to prevent the wonder-goal.
“It’s a great goal to score. I saw the ‘keeper off his line, tried an effort and it went in,” Shalom said.
“I always have a look at the goalkeeper’s position throughout a match because these balls move so much.
“When you have that much space and time it’s nice to do something like that. I was just disappointed the keeper got a hand on it!
“I always did that in training. It was great to do that in the course of a match but the biggest thing is we won the match.”
Shalom’s moment of magic is a replica of a similar goal from her team mate and friend Chahkes Odette, against Caiman, a goal also considered as a serious contender for the goal of the season.
Saturday’s stunning strike also earned comparisons with some of the best goals ever in the championship history.
Shalom’s rocket plus goals from Marie Claire Kibinde and Solange Larkingam was enough for Authentic to earn a 3-1 win against the Ladies from Yaounde.
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