Cameroon take out South Africa
Cameroon advanced to the final of the All Africa Games Women's Tournament
with an emphatic 2-0 win over South Africa at the Maxaquene Stadium, on
Two spectacular strikes from Gabrielle Aboudi and Gaelle Enganamouit, either
side of half time, gave Cameroon the goals they needed to overcome the young
South Africa were on a high coming into the game, after their senior team
secured qualification for the 2012 Olympic Games, with a 4-1 aggregate win
over Ethiopia, over the weekend.
But young team could not come to terms with their opponents, who used their
physical superiority to keep the South Africa's contained in their own half.
In the 36th minute Cameroon opened the scoring when Aboudi, one of the stars
of this tournament, found space for herself down the right flank. She cut
inside, saw that Yolula Tsawe, in the South African goal, was slightly out
of position and stuck a perfect shot over her outstretched hands and into
the top corner.
South African tried to play their way back into the game and came close to
drawing level when Samantha Sikiti broke into the Cameroon area but shot
wide of Flore Ngo Ndom in the Cameroon goal just before the break.
Cameroon coach Enow Ngachu brought on striker Gaelle Enganamouit and the big
striker proved a handfull for the South African defence.
In the 62nd minute Aboudi cut through the South African defence before
laying an inch-perfect ball into the path of Enganamouit and the burly
striker drew the South African defence out of place before slamming the ball
past a wrong-footed Tsawe.
South Africa should have reduced the deficit in the 85th minute when
Sibongiseni Khamlana missed a golden opportunity to score when she could
only hit the post after Ngo Ndom had dropped a free kick at her feet.
The chance went begging along with South Africa's hopes of staging a late
Cameroon will take on the winner of tomorrow's semi-final between Ghana and
Algeria in Saturday's Final, with the loser taking on the South Africans in
the third-place play off on Friday.
Cameroon: Ndom, Manie, Meffometou, Zouga (Enganamouit 32'), Aboudi, Ngono
(Ngaska78'), Beyene, Bella, Sonkeng, Feudjio, Mihamle (Medoua 62')
South Africa: Tsawe, Mogotlhe, Cele, Khamlana, Mgudu (Zulu 66'), Makhanya
(Mokoma 56'), Skiti, Selepe, Modiko, Esau, Mgcoyi
13 Sept Cameroon v South Africa Maxaquene
14 Sept Ghana v Algeria Maxaquene
Third Place Play Off
16 Sept South Africa v Ghana/Algeria Maxaquene
17 Sept Cameroon v Ghana/Algeria National Stadium
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