Ajara Nchout scored twice, including on the final kick of the game, to lift Cameroon to a 2-1 victory over New Zealand and into the round of 16 at the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
Nchout opened the scoring in the 57th minute with a wonderful turn-and-shoot in the box, but New Zealand found the equalizer in the 80th minute, when Aurelle Awona’s attempt at a clearance went into the back of her own net.
A draw would have eliminated both teams from advancing. Cameroon kept their foot on the pedal, and were rewarded on a brilliant individual effort from Nchout in the fifth minute of second-half stoppage time.View image on Twitter
cCameroon will face England on Sunday. New Zealand has now played 15 all-time World Cup matches, but is yet to register a victory in the competition.