Cameroon open in style at Ecuador’s expense

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(FIFA.com) 09 Jun 2015

VANCOUVER, BC. – JUNE 8: Cameroon vs Ecuador in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place on Saturday, June 8, 2015. Cameroon defeated Ecuador 6-0. Photo By Derek Cain / ISN.

A three-goal virtuoso display from Gaelle Enganamouit has helped Cameroon to a 6-0 win over Ecuador in the battle of the debutants in Vancouver.

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VANCOUVER, BC. – JUNE 8: Cameroon vs Ecuador in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place on Saturday, June 8, 2015. Cameroon defeated Ecuador 6-0. Photo By Derek Cain / ISN.

Enganamouit celebrating her birthday had a hand in all the goals as the west Africans enjoyed a perfect opening to their FIFA Women’s World Cup™ odyssey.

After a low-key opening half-hour Enganamouit started a movement which resulted in a goal for Madeleine Ngono Mani.

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 VANCOUVER, BC. – JUNE 8: Cameroon vs Ecuador in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place on Saturday, June 8, 2015. Cameroon defeated Ecuador 6-0. Photo By Derek Cain / ISN.

Just two minutes later Enganamouit receives a long ball from the back on the defence, and beats Berruz with a low shot on her left

Ecuador almost responded in kind with a rare chance via an Ambar Torres free-kick, but it was the Africans who extended their lead before the break as Kerlly Real fouls in the penalty area and captain Christine Manie scored to the right.

Little changed after the interval with Cameroon stronger, quicker, and better organised.

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VANCOUVER, BC. – JUNE 8: Cameroon vs Ecuador in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place on Saturday, June 8, 2015. Cameroon defeated Ecuador 6-0. Photo By Derek Cain / ISN.

The yellow-haired Enganamouit brought about a red card for Ecuador captain Ligia Moreira following a last-defender foul midway through the second period.

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 VANCOUVER, BC. – JUNE 8: Cameroon vs Ecuador in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 at BC Place on Saturday, June 8, 2015. Cameroon defeated Ecuador 6-0. Photo By Derek Cain / ISN.

It was little surprise when the same player scores again following a neat pass from Gabrielle Onguene.

Another penalty was awarded following a handball from substitute Katherine Ortiz and a penalty scored by Onguene, before a last one scored in injury time by the heroine of the day; Enganamouit.

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