Debutantes four years ago, the Cameroon team that takes to the pitches in France this summer should, in theory, be a little more relaxed than they were in Canada.
However, the team (like so many others) has gone through its own upheavals in recent times with Alain Djeumfa unexpectedly taking over from Joseph Ndoko at the start of the year.
With over half of the squad playing their domestic football in Europe eight of which in France, there might be touch of a home feel for the French-speaking team, that will help them settle into the group.
With Group E having two teams tipped to go far (Canada and the Netherlands), Cameroon will have their work cut out for them in June but with some impressive players in their ranks could yet delight.
Goalkeepers: Isabelle Mambingo (Sunshine Queens), Annette Ngo Ndom (Amazone FAP Yaoundé), Marthe Ongmahan (Awa Girls Football de Yaoundé).
Defenders: Aurelle Awona (Dijon), Augustine Ejangue (Arna-Bjørnar), Estelle Johnson (Sky Blue), Yvonne Leuko (Strasbourg), Christine Manie (Nancy), Claudine Meffometou (Guingamp), Ysis Sonkeng (Amazone FAP Yaoundé).
Midfielders: Ninon Abena (Louves Miniproff de Yaoundé), Raissa Feudjio (Granadilla), Charlène Menene (Louves Miniproff de Yaoundé), Genevieve Ngo (Amazone FAP Yaoundé), Marlyse Ngo Ndoumbouk (Nancy), Jeannette Yango (Saint-Malo).
Attackers: Michaela Abam (Paris FC), Henriette Akaba (Amazone FAP Yaoundé), Gaëlle Enganamouit (Málaga), Ajara Nchout (Vålerenga), Madeleine Ngono Mani (Ambilly), Gabrielle Onguéné (CSKA Moscow), Alexanda Takounda (Eclair Filles de Sa’a).
Cameroon surprised a fair few people four years ago as the only African nation to reach the knockouts, but the team hasn’t been without their issues since. With a handful of players to keep an eye on, Cameroon could repeat the same feat from Canada this summer and find themselves playing knockout football.
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