Nchout Ajara scored one of the best goals you will ever see in women’s football during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup match against New Zealand
The goal was nominated for the 2019 Puskas award (FIFA’s best goal of the year) but finished fourth in the rankings.
Not only was the goal great, but the moment and situation in which it was scored made it even more special. It was Cameroon’s last group match of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and both teams needed to win to qualify for the Round of 16.
Nchout Ajara opened the scoring for Cameroon five minutes into the second half after a goalless first half. The Lionesses managed to keep the lead until the 80th minute when Awona deflected a New Zealand player’s cross into their own net.
With five minutes added on, it looked almost certain that Cameroon would be eliminated from the tournament. However, Nchout Ajara came through once more with one of the best goals in FIFA World Cup history. Aboudi Onguene flicked on a header towards her path, she skillfully dribbled past a New Zealand defender, and then sent in a sublime finish into the corner.
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Ajara herself couldn’t believe the moment and shed tears while celebrating the goal. Cameroon qualified for the next round but suffered a 3-0 defeat to England in the Round of 16.