Rising starlets set foot in Younde for world cup qualifers campaign

National women’s Under-20 football team, the Rising Starlets, left for Yaounde Thursday morning, ahead of their third round 2024 FIFA World Cup qualifier first leg duel against Cameroon on Saturday.

Starlets progressed to the third qualification round after edging out Angola 10-1 on aggregate, and they now want to follow in the footsteps of the senior team, who beat the Cameroonian side on penalties in the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Head coach Beldine Odemba says the team has prepared well and is ready for the duel, as they seek a first ever qualification to the World Cup.

Speaking ahead of the departure, coach Odemba was upbeat that they will clobber the West Africa giants in Yaounde.

“I believe my girls will pay well in Cameroon as we aim to win and proceed to the next round of the world cup qualifiers. The ambition is to get good results and Cameroon should expect fireworks on Saturday.

“Despite of not having many days in training, we are ready for the match and I’m happy that the new inclusions have gelled well with the rest,” Odemba said.

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