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World Cup playoffs: Zabo makes one substitution as PSG star Nina Ngueleu fails to honor first call up

by Lesley Ngwa

The coach of the indomitable lionesses of Cameroon Gabriel Zabo, has announced that Paris Saint Germain forward Nina Soufiya Ngueleu, will not be part of Cameroon’s squad at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers playoffs scheduled for New Zealand

The Women’s World Cup playoffs will take place in the island nation from the 18 to the 23rd of February 2023, and Nina Ngueleu was amongst the 23 players initially called up the coach Gabriel Zabo.

Paris Saint Germain’s Nina Ngueleu has not honored her first call up

It was to be the first National team call up for the PSG star, but now an official communication from the lionesses den indicates that she will Forfeit the competition.

CSKA Moscow WFC forward Ewodo Ekogo Gwladys, has been summoned to fill the void.

Ewodo Ekogo Gwladys has been called up by coach Zabo

“Due to the unavailability of Cameroonian striker who is a member of Paris Saint Germain in France, coach Gabriel Zabo has called up Ewodo Ekogo Gwladys to complete his squad,” reads a note from the official media handles of the indomitable lionesses.

No clear reason has been given as to why Nina Ngueleu is forfeiting her first called up to the Cameroon women’s national team.

Cameroon is one of the 10 Nations that will be vying for the three remaining tickets for the 2023 Women’s World Cup to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand in July and August this year.

Michaela Abam is the latest to join the squad

The team has been camping for over a week in the city of Auckland, in New Zealand. Latest news indicates that Houston Dash’s forward Abam Michaela, has joined the rest of the team in camp, after the likes of Ngock Monique, Charlène Meyong, and Meffometou Tcheno, had joined the six home based players, plus Nigeria based Bawou Ange Gabrielle of Bayelsa Queens, who have spent over a week in New Zealand.

The indomitable lionesses have intensified training in Auckland

The likes of Captain Gabriel Aboudi Onguene, Nchout Ajara, and Estelle Laura Johnson, are amongst the big names still awaited by coach Zabo.

The indomitable lions will play Thailand in their first game, and should they solve the Thai equation, they will face Portugal in the next round of games.


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