Cameroon coach Enow Ngachu blamed a lack of funding and preparation as the last African nation competing in the Women’s World Cup were dumped out of the tournament on Saturday. Wang Shanshan’s 12th minute goal put 1999 runners-up China into the quarter-finals with a 1-0 win over surprise newcomers Cameroon. “It’s a bad day for the Cameroon national side. We came up against a very good team,” said Lionesses’ coach Ngachu after the game in Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium. The central African side had been just the second nation from the continent to make it out of the group stages at the World Cup after Nigeria in 1999. Cameroon lost to reigning champions Japan 1-0 in their group matches but achieved their first wins against Ecuador 6-0 and Switzerland 2-1. But despite creating surprises the 53rd-ranked side join already eliminated African champions Nigeria, ranked 33, and 67th-ranked Ivory Coast on their way home. “We need to develop women’s football in Africa. […]

The day saw Australia go toe-to-toe with Holland in an exciting game that ended 3-2 in the Dutch side’s favor, while a teetering Spain were pushed out of the competition in a 2-0 defeat by Chile’s high intensity game. The Matchday also saw Cameroon conceded 4 unanswered goals to Croatia, in a game that say Alex Song red carded for an idiotic moment of madness.

Samuel Eto’o has reignited his war of words with Jose Mourinho, branding the Chelsea manager a “puppet”, weeks after calling him “a fool” The Chelsea manager had made demeaning remarks about his strikers and even suggested that Eto’o might be older than he claims to be at a sponsors’ event in Switzerland in February. Mourinho had said, “The problem is I like a scorer. I have Eto’o but he is 32, maybe 35, who knows?” Since then, the Cameroon striker had bashed the Chelsea manager twice (including this instance). About a week ago, Eto’o was quoted as taking digs at Jose Mourinho. He had said: “Today, I am 33 years old – and it is not because a fool called me an old man that you must believe it. And you may have noticed that the old man was better than the youngsters. Some believe I am going to retire in the United States or in the Middle East, but I have […]