Beaten respectively by Kenya and Tanzania this Tuesday, during the return leg of the first round, Cameroon and Ivory Coast are eliminated from the race to qualify for the 2024 women’s CAN in Morocco.
Quarter-finalist of the previous edition, Cameroon will not participate in the final phase of the 2024 women’s CAN. The Indomitable Lionesses are eliminated from the race for qualification after their defeat on Tuesday against Kenya. Against the Harambee Starlets in a match counting for the return leg of the first round, the Cameroonians lost on penalties.
Victorious 1-0 in the first leg, the Lionesses only had to maintain their short advantage to advance to the second round. But that was without counting on the Kenyans who scored at the end of the game from the penalty spot. Perfectly tied, the two teams were decided on penalties. And it is the Harambee who win (4 tab to 3) and qualify for the second round of qualifications.
Big disappointment also for Côte d’Ivoire, overthrown by Tanzania. Despite a 2-0 success in the first leg, the Elephants fell during their trip to their opponents and lost during the penalty shootout (2-2, 4 tab to 2). Donisia Minja (50th) and Opah Clement (52nd) allowed the Tanzanian team to catch up. And then to secure qualification for the second round during the test of nerves which notably saw the Ivorians miss two shots.