Ajara Nchout

Ajara Nchout Njoya[1][2] (born 12 January 1993) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a forward.

Ajara Nchout
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Personal information
Full name Ajara Nchout Njoya[1][2]
Date of birth (1993-01-12) 12 January 1993 (age 27)
Place of birth Njisse, Cameroon
Height 164 cm (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Vålerenga
Number 3
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Franck Rollycek de Douala 0 (0)
2011–2012 FC Energy Voronezh 23 (5)
2012–2013 WFC Rossiyanka 14 (2)
2014 AS Police de Yaoundé 0 (0)
2015 Western New York Flash 7 (0)
2016–2017 Sundsvalls 41 (22)
2018 IL Sandviken 19 (15)
2019– Vålerenga 33 (15)
National team
2012– Cameroon 43[3] (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:50, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:26, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

She plays for Norwegian club Vålerenga since 2019, having played 2016–17 for Swedish club Sundsvalls DFF and the Cameroon national team. In 2015, she represented American National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) club Western New York Flash.

Early trainingEdit

Njoya states that her family discouraged her from playing football, preferring that she instead focus on education.[4]

Club careerEdit

In January 2015 Nchout agreed to join Western New York Flash of the NWSL.[5] She had previously played in the Russian Top Division for FC Energy Voronezh and WFC Rossiyanka.

She was waived by the Flash in October 2015.[6] In December 2015 she announced that she had signed for Sundsvalls DFF of the Swedish Elitettan.[7]

Nchout later signed with Vålerenga after appearing in 22 matches for Sandviken. She missed the final of the Norwegian cup with Sandviken as she was on international duty with Cameroon, a match they lost.[8]

International careerEdit

As a member of the Cameroonian national team, she played at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[9] She was also part of the national team at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[4] She was capped for all four matches in the 2015 World Cup, and scored a goal against Japan,[6] the team that ended up placing second in the tournament. During the 2019 World Cup, she scored the team's only two goals in the team's only win of group play that led them to the round of 16.[10] In August 2019, she was nominated for 2019 FIFA Puskas Award for her goal against New Zealand at the Women’s FIFA World Cup.[11]

HonoursEdit

WFC Rossiyanka

Runner-up

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "List of Players – Cameroon" (PDF). FIFA. 30 May 2015. p. 3. Retrieved 6 June 2015. FIFA Display Name: Ajara NCHOUT, Last Name: NCHOUT NJOYA, First Name: Ajara, Shirt Name: NCHOUT
  2. ^ a b "Ajara Nchout Njoya". Western New York Flash. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
  3. ^ "Profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b Enow, Njie (21 June 2019). "Cameroon's Nchout Ajara, a heroine on and off the pitch, can hurt England". BBC. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Flash Sign Two International Forwards". www.nwslsoccer.com. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Flash Waive Ajara Nchout Njoya" (Press release). WNY Flash. 21 October 2015. Archived from the original on 10 December 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  7. ^ "VM-spelare till Sundsvalls DFF" (in Swedish). Damfotboll.com. 28 December 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Cameroon star Ajara Nchout Njoya on the move in Norway". bbc.co.uk. 19 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Ajara Nchout profile at 2012 Olympics website". Archived from the original on 2013-05-30. Retrieved 2012-11-28.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  10. ^ Hafez, Shamoon (20 June 2019). "Women's World Cup: Cameroon score injury-time winner to set up England tie". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  11. ^ "2019 FIFA Puskas Award : Nchout Ajara ,the wonder girl with phenomenal goals". CRTV. Retrieved 19 August 2019.

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