Cameroon tops Women's Champs' Group B alongside Algeria

13 Oct 2014 10:50am
WINDHOEK, 13 OCT (NAMPA) - Cameroon defeated South Africa by a lone goal to top Group B in the 2014 TN Mobile Confederation of African Football (CAF) Women’s Championship on Sunday.
The game at the Independence Stadium marked the first match of the second day of the championship, underway in the capital.
Cameroon dominated play from the onset, and were duly rewarded in the 88th minute when midfielder Raissa Feudji scored after capitalising on a blunder by South African goalkeeper Roxanne Barker, who failed to hold onto the ball.
This allowed Feudjio to tap it into the net.
Chances for both teams were few and far between in the first half, with the South African side doing their best as their opponents held their own as well.
With the ending in Cameroon’s favour, they now top the group alongside Algeria.
Speaking to members of the media after the game, South African coach Vera Pauw said although they lost the game, they played well, and the game could have ended in a draw.
“Cameroon has a strong team, and they have played a good game. But we matched them fantastically,” she noted.
Meanwhile, Ghana suffered a blow when they also lost by a lone goal to Algeria at the same venue later on the same evening.
A strike by Algeria’s Horiya Affak in the 87th minute narrowed Ghana’s chances of advancing to the next stage of the tournament.
The Black Queens - as Ghana are affectionately known - have now been a handed the tough task of securing a ticket to the next stage of the competition as they have to win their next two matches against Cameroon and South Africa.
Any other result apart from victory will see the Queens going home.
There will be no games on Monday, with action set to resume on Tuesday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium as Group A leaders Nigeria take on Zambia at 17h00, to be followed by home side the Brave Gladiators against the Ivory Coast at 20h00.
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