The Lionesses of Cameroon and Senegal Women national team have secured their place in the inter-continental playoffs for the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup, after a narrow 1-0 victory over Botswana in their additional clash at the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Rabat on Sunday.
Ajara Njoya scored the only goal of the game in the first half where Cameroon were largely in control, but finish the game with 10 players after a late red card.
They joined Senegal in advancing to the 10-team global playoffs in New Zealand in February, where they will contest for the three remaining spots available at the finals.
The African duo join Taiwan, Thailand, Haiti and Panama, who have also booked their places in that tournament.
Senegal also defeated Tunisia on penalties in an earlier game at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday.
Njoya scored an excellent goal against Botswana goalkeeper Maitumelo Boseja as she had a clear pre-game plan to test The Mares stopper from distance.
She had another goal shortly afterwards that was easier for Boseja before she made it three, on the stroke of halftime.
Njoya unleashed another strike from 30-yards that took a slight deflection off a defender and nestled into the bottom corner of the net.
Botswana offered very little going forward in the first half, though they did have their fair share of the ball.