Source: Cameroon Tribune
A delegation from the Japanese football federation is currently in Cameroon to explore ways of assisting Cameroon in the domain of feminine football.

The delegation headed by the Associate Director of International Affairs, Matsunaga Takashi, yesterday April 19, 2016 jointly granted a press conference with the president of Fecafoot, Tombi A Roko, at the seat of the federation in Yaounde in the presence of the Japanese Ambassador to Cameroon, Kunio Okamura.

Speaking during the press conference, Matsunaga Takashi said they were surprised when Cameroon sought Japan's assistance in the domain of football since in Japan, Cameroon is known as a great football country. But when they leant it was in feminine football, they gladly accepted since Japan has a rich experience in feminine football having won the world cup in 2011 in Germany. The Associate Director of the International Relations Department of the Japanese Football Association said during their three-day stay in Cameroon, they will be organizing training seminars for feminine football coaches, visit the infrastructure as well as watch the match between Green City and Canon counting for the third day of play of the feminine football championship before deciding in what domains they can be of assistance to Cameroon. Matsunaga Takashi is accompanied by Anoda Akemi, a coach and former players with the Japanese feminine football team and former board member of the Japanese football association.

The president of Fecafoot said the partnership with Japan falls within the framework of efforts to build a conquering feminine football team in Cameroon which in seven years should be able to attain the finals of the world cup and why not win it. Tombi A Roko said Cameroon has the potential as depicted by their performance during the World Cup in Canada adding that such partnerships will be sought with other countries like France with whom Cameroon will be signing a partnership by May on the sidelines of a friendly match with the Tricolor. He disclosed that Cameroon had wished to play a friendly match against Japan in October before the holding of the feminine AFCON but that invitation was turned down by the Japanese counterparts since the Japanese female squad will be involved in the Asian cup at the same period. However, the rendezvous was taken for next year.

The Japanese ambassador said Japan was known in Cameroon from the schools they offered and from their cars while Cameroon is known in Japan for its football, reason why decided to do something in the domain of football as soon as he took over office. He said he was impressed with Cameroons performance at the world cup in Canada reason why they decided to intervene only in the domain of feminine football.

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