Ninon Abena

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Ninon Abena
Personal information
Full name Therese Ninon Abena [1]
Date of birth (1994-09-05) 5 September 1994 (age 27)
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
ACF Torino
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
?–2019 Louves Minproff ? (?)
2019– ACF Torino ? (?)
National team
2015– Cameroon 8 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 28 July 2020
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 18:40, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

Therese Ninon Abena (born 5 September 1994), known as Ninon Abena, [1] is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a midfielder for ACF Torino and the Cameroon women's national team. [2]

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Domestic career

Abena played for Cameroon top division team Louves Minproff, [3] before signing for Italian Serie C club ACF Torino in November 2019. She signed a one-year contract. [4] [5] She missed a Cameroon qualification game for the 2020 Summer Olympics in order to finalise her club deal. [4]

International career

Abena was part of the Cameroon squad at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. At the time of the squad announcement, she had made 3 appearances. [2] [6] She didn't make an appearance at the tournament. [7] She played in the final of the 2015 African Games, which Cameroon lost to Ghana. [8] She was included in the squad for the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations, [9] and scored two goals as Cameroon beat Mali 4–2 in the third-placed playoff. The result meant that Cameroon qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France. [10] [11] She made two appearances at the 2019 World Cup. [12]

Personal life

Abena is the youngest of 20 siblings. One of her older sisters was unhappy when Abena started playing football. [3]

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