The women’s national under-19 football team of Lebanon is set for a couple of upcoming matches against the Egyptian team this week, as its players prepare for the upcoming WAFF championship.
The youth team, nicknamed “The Lady Cedars,” landed in Cairo on Monday in preparation for facing Egypt’s “Young Pharaohs” in two friendly matches scheduled for Wednesday and Saturday, as the latter prepare for the Women’s World Cup Qualifiers in Africa.
The Lebanese team currently in Egypt consists of 24 players, led by Georges Soulage, the head of the Women’s Football Committee in the Lebanese Football Association, and Head Coach Hagop Demirjian.
The Lady Cedars, who also serve as both Lebanon’s women’s national under-20 and under-18 teams, participated and won in the West Asia Football Federation (WAFF) U-18 Girl’s Championship in 2019.
They defeated Palestine in the semi-final and then Bahrain in the final in January 2020, winning the championship, after having won against Jordan and Iraq in the group stage. They were also runner-ups to the same championship in 2018.
Their biggest win to date was against Hong Kong, during a match in Jounieh, Lebanon, in October 2018. The team has not participated in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup or the AFC U-20 Women’s Asian Cup to date.