Cameroon Dethrone Ghana In Women’s Football

Cameroon has dethroned Ghana as the second best African female football team on the continent.

According to the latest ranking released by the world governing football soccer  federation, FIFA  the Lionesses have migrated to the 50th position with their victory over the Black Stars of Ghana.

The latest ranking, which comes barely few days to this weekend’s Africa Women’s Championship (AWC) qualifier between Cameroon and Ghana, confirms the rising status of the former in the women’s game.

The first leg in Accra a fortnight ago ended one all and the Black Queens must win in Yaoundé to qualify for the AWC scheduled for Equatorial Guinea in November.

Also bound for the London 2012 Olympic Games together with South Africa, the Cameroonians strode to their highest ever position on the FIFA rankings, which places them behind Nigeria continentally.

The development adds to the dwindling fortunes of the Black Queens who have placed second fiddle to the Super Falcons since the institution of the rankings.

The Queens highest ever ranking was 48th position, achieved exactly four years ago.

Nigeria, the only African team in the world’s top 30 are ranked 27.

South Africa, Equatorial Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Senegal complete the top 10 ranked teams in Africa.

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About Cameroon this week
I am a Cameroonian from the south west region, currently concluding my studies in Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Buea. I have a special interest in reporting news about social events.

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