Cameroon : AS AWA retain league title

AS AWA FC of Yaounde are the winners of the 2021-2022 Cameroon Women’s top tier championship dope the Guinness Super League. This following their 3-2 win over Amazone FAP in the last game of the Championship played on Sunday at the Annex 1 of the Yaounde Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium.

Coach Hassan Balla’s side had secured the league title with three matches left to play, but their win over second-placed Amazone FAP in the league’s finale, was the icing on the cake for AWA FC, who will represent Cameroon in the TotalEnergies CAF Women’s champions league zonal preliminaries.

Former Sporting Braga forward Farida Machia, midfielder Raissa Ebenye Ebongue and military women’s world cup top scorer Brenda Tabe, were on target for AS AWA FC on Sunday afternoon in Yaounde, despite Bongben Confidence and Wanki Rita pulling two back for Amazone FAP.

In 22 league games played this season, AS AWA recorded 19 wins, one draw and two defeats (to Caiman FF of Douala and Canon FF). The defending Champions amassed 58 points out of the possible 66, 14 points ahead of second-placed Amazone FAP.

“I’m satisfied with our performance this season, because people were expecting a lot from us and we answered present,” Coach Hassan Balla Ibrahim told CAFOnline.com.

“This year we had tough opponents, but we achieved our objectives, breaking all the records. Last season we won the league with 56 points, this season we achieved 58 points and were top scorers with 67 goals, which makes our offensive record is satisfactory,” the gaffer added.

AS AWA FC ended the league with the best attack, best defense and the league’s top scorer, Lamine Mana. The under-17 Lionesses’ forward scored a total of 19 league goals, to clinch the Guinness Super league’s golden boot.

For the past two years, AS AWA has grown to prominence, ending the long time dominance of Louves Minproff and Amazone FAP.

Hassan Balla’s side will represent Cameroon in this year’s TotalEnergies CAF Women’s champions league zonal qualifiers, with the hopes of doing better than the performance put up by Louves Minproff last term.

They will challenge the likes CECUS FC of Chad, Mazembe FC of DR Congo and last year’s semi finalist Malabo Kings of Equatorial Guinea.

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