Cameroun target first Women's Africa Cup of Nations title

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Bernadette Anong

The deputy coach of the national senior female team of Cameroun, Bernadette Anong has reiterated her side’s determination to win the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations title after the team landed at the Kotoka International Airport on Wednesday.

Earlier in an interview with the Graphic Sports Online during the official draw held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra on October 21, Coach Bernadette stated that her side was ready to shine at the tournament this time round after losing the ultimate to Nigeria in 2016.

Speaking in an interview after the team’s arrival she said: “Since we have reached the finals three times, our expectation this time round is to raise the cup just like the other teams have high expectations.

She continued: “I believe that we are really hungry for success and seeing our supporters here have really inspired us and since they are here we believe that the whole country is behind us so we will try our best to make them happy. We are not under pressure to deliver all we are here to do is to work hard to lift the cup.”

The Indomitable Lionesses have made it to the final three times and are hoping to win the cup this time round. They were in Ivory Coast for a training camp for a week before flying to Ghana for their first group game against Mali on November 18.

Cameroon will then play Algeria on November 20 before wrapping up the group stages with a clash against hosts Ghana three days later.

The team arrived on Wednesday

Cameroon squad for 2018 Women's Africa Cup of Nations

Goalkeepers: Annette Ngo Ndom (FAP Amazone), Diane Ndeme Bayegla (Caiman FC), Marthe Ongmahan (Awa FC)

Defenders: Christine Manie (Nancy, France), Marie Awona (Dijon, France), Augustine Edjangue Siliki (Santa Theresa, Spain), Claudine Meffometou (Guingamp, France), Yvonne Leuko (Strasbourg, France)

Midfielders: Raissa Feudjio (Alan United, Finland), Genevieve Ngo Mbeleck (Huelva, Spain), Grace Ngock Yango (Saint Malo, France), Francine Zouga, Marlyse Ngo Ndoumbouk (both of Nancy, France), Therese Abena (Louves Minproff), Michelle Akaba (Besiktas, Turkey)

Attackers: Madelaine Ngono Mani (Albi Croix, France), Gaelle Enganamouit (Avaldnes, Norway), Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Michaela Abam (Paris FC, France), Charlene Meyong Menene (Louves Minproff), Nchout Njoya Ajara (IL Sandviken, Sweden)

Confirmed Cameroon squad (21 players):

Goalkeepers: Annette Ngo Ndom (FAP Amazone), Diane Ndeme Bayegla (Caiman FC), Marthe Ongmahan (Awa FC)

Defenders: Christine Manie (Nancy, France), Marie Awona (Dijon, France), Augustine Edjangue Siliki (Santa Theresa, Spain), Claudine Meffometou (Guingamp, France), Yvonne Leuko (Strasbourg, France)

Midfielders: Raissa Feudjio (Alan United, Finland), Genevieve Ngo Mbeleck (Huelva, Spain), Grace Ngock Yango (Saint Malo, France), Francine Zouga, Marlyse Ngo Ndoumbouk (both of Nancy, France), Therese Abena (Louves Minproff), Michelle Akaba (Besiktas, Turkey)

Attackers: Madelaine Ngono Mani (Albi Croix, France), Gaelle Enganamouit (Avaldnes, Norway), Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Michaela Abam (Paris FC, France), Charlene Meyong Menene (Louves Minproff), Nchout Njoya Ajara (IL Sandviken, Sweden)

Head Coach: Ngachu Enow