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Women's World Cup trophy presented in Yaoundé

17th stopover of his tour of the 24 countries qualified for the women's World Cup, which will be played in France this year, the World Cup trophy arrived in Yaoundé, Monday, April 09, 2019 for its official presentation on Cameroon soil.
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04/10/2019 - 16:34
Mike Biya
Rédacteur cameroun-online

As tradition dictates, the Women's World Cup trophy kicked off on February 24th, a journey through the countries that qualified for the finals of the competition. After the first stop of his African tour in Durban, South Africa, the object of all desires arrived in the Cameroonian capital on Monday. 

The Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi and the President of FECAFOOT, Seidou Mbombo Njoya, welcomed the delegation that accompanied the trophy in Yaoundé. The indomitable Lioness Gaelle Enganamouit, designated by FIFA as ambassador, was also present. The trophy was presented to the Cameroonian sports authorities, at the Hilton Hotel in Yaoundé, as well as to the Prime Minister, Joseph Dion Nguté.

This Tuesday, various events are planned to present the trophy to the general public. Notably at the Yaounde Military Stadium, where a gala match will pit the Indomitable Lionesses against the Amazons of the Armed Forces and Police (FAP) team. Follow-up of activities organized with the participation of young people under the supervision of the national technical direction of FECAFOOT.

For the record, this is the second time that the trophy of the Women's World Cup arrives in Cameroon. The first qualification of the Indomitables Lionesses in 2015, had already given the opportunity to Cameroon to host a leg of the tour of the prestigious trophy all bronze and gold plated.

After the Cameroonian stage, the trophy will be presented in Nigeria, the third African nation qualified for the Women's World Cup France 2019. Below, the program of the international tour of the Women's World Cup trophy:

• February 24: Launch in Paris (France)
• March 3: Montego Bay (Jamaica)
• March 7th: Santiago, Chile
• March 9: Buenos Aires (Argentina)
• March 11: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
• March 13: Miami (United States)
• March 15: San Francisco (United States)
• March 18: Los Angeles (United States)
• March 22: Ulsan (Republic of Korea)
• March 24: Tokyo (Japan)
• March 27: Shanghai (PR China)
• March 29: Bangkok (Thailand)
• March 31: Sydney (Australia)
• April 4th: Auckland (New Zealand)
• April 6: Stockholm (Sweden)
• April 7: Durban (South Africa)
• April 9: Yaoundé (Cameroon)
• April 11: Abuja (Nigeria)
• April 12: Oslo (Norway)
• April 14: Dortmund (Germany)
• April 15: Coverciano (Italy)
• April 22: London (England)
• April 23: Brighton (England)
• April 25: Edinburgh (Scotland)
• April 27: (Netherlands)
• April 29: Madrid (Spain)
• April 30: Toronto (Canada)
• May 2nd: Paris (France)

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