Cameroon became the first team to arrive in Canada for the 2015 Women's World Cup, setting up camp in Surrey, outside Vancouver, where the Lionnes will play their first group matches against Ecuador
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The Lionnes brought
26 players on their 20-hour journey from Cameroon to Vancouver via Paris. They'll be joined by four foreign-based players, Nchout Njoya Ajara
of the Western New
York Flash and Gaelle Enganamouit
, Raissa Feudjio
and Augustine Edjangue Siliki
who play for clubs in Europe.
Cameroon got right down to work, beating North Shore Girls Soccer Club, 3-1, in a friendly. On May 28, it will have to cut its squad from 30 players to
Head coach Enow Ngachu
said the Lionnes, who will be playing in their first world championship, arrived early to get used to the cold. That was
not as issue in Vancouver, where temperatures have been in the 70s.
The weather for their first weekend wasn't as nice in Winnipeg, site of the first two U.S. matches. A storm dumped snow
and ice pellets on Sunday and there was a frost warning on Monday night.