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Feb 17, 2017

Super Cup to Empower Women Success in 2016!

Two teams lined up before kick off
Two teams lined up before kick off
Thank you for your support of our project in 2016!! We finished the year in the best way we possibly could: with a regional girls soccer championship. GBHS KOSALA girls team from Kumba took the Cup after a hard-fought victory over Santos FC of Mamfe in a game that ended with a score 4-2. The Super Cup to Empower Women, our second edition of the event that is becoming an annual tradition, was a success!
The theme for the entire tournament (stretching back several weeks) was empowering women beyond traditional roles.The event was made possible with local support from the Ministry of Sport and Physical Education, as the Divisional Delegate was present to show his support.
Music was booming as a journalist gave the play-by-play over the loudspeaker and girls from other teams were around the sidelines cheering on their peers. The atmosphere was unlike any other I have ever experienced at a youth soccer match in Cameroon.
After the game, girls headed back to their hotel to clean up before lunch and then we packed 80+ folks (coaches, referees, and players) into 2 buses and headed to Limbe to watch the final match in the group stage of the Africa Womens Cup of Nation. 
Our girls were so impressed with the stadium and the opportunity to watch Nigeria - the best female football team in Africa for the past decade - play in their home country. They were inspired by the 4 brilliant goals Nigeria scored to Kenya's 0 and will have stories to tell for many years to come.
All of the girls from both Kumba and Mamfe arrived safely home after a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Some of the official delegation under the canopy
Some of the official delegation under the canopy
Kumba girls raising the Super Cup!
Kumba girls raising the Super Cup!
Our girls watching the Africa Women Cup of Nations
Our girls watching the Africa Women Cup of Nations

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Feb 17, 2017

Super Cup to Empower Women Success in 2016!

Both teams line up before kick off
Both teams line up before kick off
Thank you for your support of our project in 2016!! We finished the year in the best way we possibly could: with a regional girls soccer championship. GBHS KOSALA girls team from Kumba took the Cup after a hard-fought victory over Santos FC of Mamfe in a game that ended with a score 4-2. The Super Cup to Empower Women, our second edition of the event that is becoming an annual tradition, was a success!
The theme for the entire tournament (stretching back several weeks) was empowering women beyond traditional roles.The event was made possible with local support from the Ministry of Sport and Physical Education, as the Divisional Delegate was present to show his support.
Music was booming as a journalist gave the play-by-play over the loudspeaker and girls from other teams were around the sidelines cheering on their peers. The atmosphere was unlike any other I have ever experienced at a youth soccer match in Cameroon.
After the game, girls headed back to their hotel to clean up before lunch and then we packed 80+ folks (coaches, referees, and players) into 2 buses and headed to Limbe to watch the final match in the group stage of the Africa Womens Cup of Nation. 
Our girls were so impressed with the stadium and the opportunity to watch Nigeria - the best female football team in Africa for the past decade - play in their home country. They were inspired by the 4 brilliant goals Nigeria scored to Kenya's 0 and will have stories to tell for many years to come.
All of the girls from both Kumba and Mamfe arrived safely home after a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Members of the official delegation on the sideline
Members of the official delegation on the sideline
Taking some water on the sidelines at half
Taking some water on the sidelines at half
Kumba girls raise the championship cup!
Kumba girls raise the championship cup!
Our girls watch Africa Women Cup of Nations game
Our girls watch Africa Women Cup of Nations game

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Nov 1, 2016

Girls Leagues Launch in Two Communities

Coach Caroline and her team talk before the game
Coach Caroline and her team talk before the game

GBHS Kosala Girls faced off against Legend FC Girls this past Sunday at Government Practicing School in Kumba Town in a beautiful game witnessed by all those who attended from within the Kumba municipality. While Legend FC opened scoring with a very spectacular goal from a girl called Rhoda, they could not contain the pressure from the much-better opponent. The eager GBHS Kosala girls team imposed their talent on the ladies of Legend FC, beating them 2-1 at full time. The topic of the day was based on Setting Goals: how young people can be objective in setting and achieving their goals.

We spoke with Rhoda after the match and she shared her dream to become a professional footballer in future. "My goal in the future is to play football at the highest level. I understand that is difficult in my coutry, so I must continue my studies with a focus in the college of science, but also want to continue training because I love football. I appreciate the CameroonFDP coaches because they believe in us and our ability to achieve our goals."

Thanks to all of our supporters who have supported our educational football leagues over the last few years. Because of our support, we have been able to expand our offering to boys AND girls leagues in two communities: Kumba AND Mamfe. 

Coach Kingsley on the sidelines during halftime
Coach Kingsley on the sidelines during halftime
Referees are also mentors and educators
Referees are also mentors and educators
Teams shake hands before kick off
Teams shake hands before kick off
Crazy picture after the match!
Crazy picture after the match!

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