The Cameroonian player from Malabo King’s wasted no time in establishing herself as the boss of the attack on the club in the Equatorial Guinean capital. She is one of the players to watch during the first edition of the TotalEnergies CAF Women's Champions League 2021 which will be played in November 2021 in Egypt.
Rose Bella's first season under the Malabo King’s colors is going quite well. The Cameroonian striker who arrived in the Equatorial Guinean capital in December 2020 from Cameroonian club Louves MINPROFF has, in a very short time, succeeded in establishing herself as the key element in the "Azules" attack.
She was able to show it during the qualifiers for the TotalEnergies CAF Women's Champions League in the UNIFFAC zone, played in August and September. Her outstanding performances largely contributed to the qualification of the young club of Malabo (barely two years of existence) for this very first continental meeting. It was she who showed the way to her teammates, during the first leg of the first round of qualifying against Cameroon’s Louves MINPROFF at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaoundé, on August 1, 2021.
With a brace, Rose Bella showered the hopes of her former teammates. Dryly beaten (0-3) at home, the most successful club in the Cameroonian championship (5 trophies) had to achieve a miracle in Malabo in the return match, to qualify.
In the first leg against Congolese Amani FC, Rose Bella struck again, signing two assists for a clear 4-1 win for Malabo King's. The small victory (0-1) in the return match in Kinshasa was more than enough to secure the only ticket in the UNIFFAC zone for the very first edition of the TotalEnergies CAF Women's Champions League.
“To be qualified for the first CAF Women's Champions League is an honor, it's a great source of pride. Before, we saw it differently. It was only for the men; we weren't thinking of the women. CAF has now thought about women, and I am very happy to be qualified for this first edition.”, rejoiced the Cameroonian player, speaking to CAFOnline.com. This qualification, she adds, is above all the result of a lot of teamwork. “During these qualifiers, we were a very united and a very solid group, respecting the coach's instructions. We worked hard to qualify.", said the Cameroonian.