Road to Vancouver: Lionnes get to work, snow in Winnipeg

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 and Japan.



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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 23.

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.
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