Opposing football cultures from North and South will meet today in group A.
Egypt female Team headed for Limbe yesterday as they take on South Africa’s Banyana Banyana in a North-South derby today at 4pm. They are still fresh from a 1-0 victory over Zimbabwe at the Ahmadou Ahidjo’s Stadium last Tuesday to grab three points after a loss against Cameroon in their first match.
The Egyptians are, however, confident they would descend on South Africa with their regained assurance. Although nonchalant to start like a diesel engine, the female Egyptian football team knows too well it is a do or die game to surface in a competition that has never been their favorite since the first edition in 1998.
Meanwhile South Africa appears to be confident they would repeat a win over Egypt as they walked over them in a friendly during a test match for the on-going competition. The Banyana Banyana Coach, Desiree Ellis, is conscious of the third position they are coming from to tackle Egypt that was ahead of them in the second place. Their long experience in women football is at hand to decipher the good from the less good.
The Limbe spectators are in high expectation to welcome Egypt and South Africa today as they have not yet communion with them. Both teams had been doing their matches in pool A in Yaounde. Only one thing is clear before the Limbe encounter, that one of the teams will leave the Limbe Omnisports Stadium bowing out of the competition.