Handball/Women AFCON: Opening victory for host Cameroon

Handball/Women AFCON: Opening victory for host Cameroon


Cameroon starts its women's handball CAN with a success. The Indomitable Lionesses beat Kenya (40-16) on Tuesday at the Palais des Sports in Yaounde. And as the gap indicates, the players of the host country have shown a remarkable address (40 successful shots on 48).

Without forcing, the Cameroonians were in the lead. The girls coached by Serge Christian Guebogo quickly took control of the match, dominating a Kenyan team that was defensively weak. "The most important thing for us was to win this match. Our goal is to win together, to be a united team on the pitch. That's what we did and we'll have to continue like that in the next games. This victory is a real motivation, it makes us want to go further," said Vanessa Djiepmou after the match.

On Wednesday, the host country faces Nigeria. The Nigerians were beaten in the curtain raiser (35-16) by DR Congo. A match followed closely by the Cameroonians who are only aiming for one result: victory. '' It's a match that we will approach with much more caution," said the captain of the Lionesses. '' We had the opportunity to see them play before the confrontation with Kenya. We have all the cards in hand to achieve the same result, namely victory.''


Group B: Results of Day 1

DR Congo  vs  Nigeria: 35-16

Cameroon  vs  Kenya: 40-16

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