22 May. 2019
Ida Daniela Pouadjeu (L), 16, a soccer player, attends her training session with her U17 team, who are amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy at the Rail's field in Yaounde, Cameroon May 2, 2019. Pouadjeu is angry about people's attitude towards female soccer players. An orphan, she was brought up by her aunt who once warned her against playing football saying she would end up sleeping with all the girls at the academy. Pouadjeu says she uses that anger every day on the pitch. "I train hard to succeed and to prove them all wrong," she said. "I've seen Gaelle (Enganamouit) play on TV. I've never missed one of her matches. She plays so well, I want to be like her." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.