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Olympics qualifiers: Indomitable Lionesses eliminated by Nigeria


The Cameroon women’s national football team has been eliminated by Nigeria in the third round of the Paris Olympic qualifiers.

The Lionesses suffered a 0-1 defeat in Abuja in the second leg outing following a 0-0 tie in Douala on February 23.

The crucial encounter at the Moshood Abiola Stadium was settled by Esther Okoronkwo in the 14th minute, through a Jennifer Echegeni assist.

Nigeria clung to the lead until the end of the game that had the visitors finishing with 10 players after Enganemben Annie was shown a red card in the 91st minute.

Aboudi Onguene and teammates struggled in vain to overturn the lead in efforts that lacked Ajara’s complementing tenacity. The forward was declared unavailable for the doubleheader against the Super Falcons due to an injury, and was replaced by Flora Kameni.

Nigeria’s star player Asisat Oshoala only got in in the 60th minute. The former Barcelona striker did not impact much in the game.

Nigeria advance to the fourth and final round of the qualifiers, where they will
play either Tanzania or South Africa in April.

Source: Cameroon News Agency

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