Contributed by Nkafu Gabriel
The 7th edition of the World military games is currently on in Wuhan China, but unfortunately, the military lionesses of Cameroon have bowed out after a great ride.
The lionesses of Coach Alain Djeumfa were eliminated from the competition on Monday after losing their last match to North Korea by 2 goals to 0. Before that last match against North Korea, the lionesses won their frist match against France and moved on to draw against Brazil.
Th lionesses with 4 points failed to qualify for the semi finals as a result of goals difference between them and team Brazil.Brazil with the same four points qualified because they had a total of four goals, while Cameroon had just two. North Korea finished top of group B with nine points, follow by Brazil and Cameroon with four points each and then France at the bottom with no point and no goal.
Though the lionesses did not quality for the semi finals, their performance at the competition is commendable for first timers; beating France, drawing against Brazil and suffering just one defeat to the Korean side. Hopefully, they will do better in the next edition.
The teams that have qualified for the semi finals are China, Brazil, North Korea and South Korea. On Thursday, host and winner of Group A China will take on Group B runner up Brazil while winner of group B North Korea will battle it out with South Korea at the Hankou Cultural Sports Center in Wuhan. All four teams will be fighting for a spot at the final.
China is tipped to emerge overall winners of the competition if they maintain their winning streak.They have so far won 41 medals in gold and are first on the classification table. Russia and Germany are second and third on the table with 18 and 4 gold medals respectively.