News | July 17, 2022

Cameroon Roils Germany 3-0 at CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship 

By David Vergun, Armed Forces Sports U.S. Armed Forces Sports

Cameroon put the damper on Germany 3-0 during CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship in Spokane, Washington, July 17, 2022, the seventh day of the 11-day tournament. 

Cameroon came out in the first half with two quick goals by Suzie Mbiandji at minute 6, followed two minutes later by Ebika Tabe. 

Germany regrouped after Cameroon’s two goals to mount a good defense against their aggressive opponent, depending on their skillful goalkeeper Gina-Marie Mitschke to make many saves and tamp down what could have been a runaway score by Cameroon. 

In the second half, Mitschke continued to make spectacular saves for Germany, while the Cameroon goalie did not have much to do. 

Cameroon finally made it past Germany’s goalkeeper again at the 80-minute mark, with the goal by Leslie Eto.  

In the minutes that followed to the end of the game, Cameroon knocked a half dozen balls into the posts and crossbar, missing goals by mere inches. 

This is Germany’s final game before the medal matches on July 22. Cameroon will play Belgium on July 19. 

Other teams competing are United States, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, France, Germany, Mali, Netherlands, South Korea and the United States.  

This is the highest total number of nations competing ever, with more nations expected to participate next year and in coming years.