2018 Women’s AFCON: Cameroun coach vows to worsen Ghana’s woes

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Touongo Ndoko Joseph Brillant – Cameroun coach

Head coach of the national senior female football team of Cameroun Touongo Ndoko Joseph Brillant says his side will adopt every available tactics to give Ghana more trouble when the two teams meet in their last Group A game at the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday.

The Black Queens won their opening group game 1-0 against Algeria but lost 2-1 to Mali and per the results, Ghana will now have no option but to win their final group match against Cameroun to stand a chance of making it to the semi-finals of the competition.

However, in a pre-match press conference held at the Accra Stadium on Thursday, Coach Ndoko insisted his side will go all out against the host as they seek to record their third successive win to finish tops on the Group A table.

"After our first and second games there is a proof that we have improved in our game and as we are going to play the host there is a lot of things that you will expect to happen but logically our ambition is to be focus and determined to achieve whatever we want to achieve.

“We want to top the group therefore we will do everything possible to win against Ghana tomorrow. It is going to be difficult but we are up to the task and we will ensure we deliver.”

For her part, captain of the team Manie Christine Patience said: "They will have the whole population behind them but ours is to come and play what we know best. Me and my colleagues in camp have been talking about concentrating and focusing to achieve our target."

The Camerounians have already qualified to the semi-finals after defeating Mali 2-1 in their opening match on Saturday and winning 3-0 against Algeria on Tuesday, but they are hoping to add Ghana to their list of victims to enable them finish the group fixtures in a grand style.

Overall, the two teams have met eight times. Ghana has recorded five wins while Cameroun has won three times. The Black Queens last won 1-0 against the Camerounians in the 2014 Women's AFCON held in Namibia.