South Ladies Cup: Tabe Brenda, Biya bag accolades as U-20 Lionesses finish as runners-up.

The Under-20 women national football team of Cameroon have emerged as runners-up of a four-nation tournament named South Ladies Cup.

The team earned the remarkable achievement following their impressive run at the invitational tournament in France which lasted for one week. 

As the lone African nation participating at the event, Cameroon had a decent performance. 

Despite a disappointing 0-3 defeat against Japan in their opening fixture at the competition, the team led by renowned gaffer Josephine Mike Ndoumou, redeemed themselves in their final fixture with a hard fought stalemate and a precious win. 

They route to redemption started against host nation France. They U-20 Lionesses were able to dig deep and secure a 3-3 draw. The match extended to penalty shootouts with Cameroon winning by 10 goals to 9.

The result underlined their resurgence which was widely applauded by fans. 

In their final fixture on Sunday May 21, Cameroon U20 selection recorded a resounding 3-1 win over Panama at the Parc de Sports Stadium. The team’s skipper Brenda Tabe Ebika scored a brace while 

With one win, a defeat and a draw, Cameroon finished second on the official classification table with four points. 

Besides the collective success, Cameroon also bagged home some individual accolades. 

Brenda Tabe finished among the joint top scorers of the tournament. Her teammate Cathy Biya on her part won the goalkeeper of the tournament. 

It should be recalled that four nations took part at the 2023 edition of the South Ladies Cup. 

Hosts France, Japan, Panama and Cameroon were challenged each other in a round-robin format. The tournament took place from May 16-21. 

The under-20 women’s team were using the tournament as part of their preparations for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games qualifiers. 

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