The Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon have arrived Ghana on Thursday evening – without two of their key players, Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene and Gaëlle Enganamouit – for the second leg of their Olympic qualifying match against the Black Queens of Ghana.
They tackle Ghana at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday with the aim of advancing to the fourth/final round of the 2016 Rio Olympic qualifiers, where they have to deal with Cote d’Ivoire to make their second Olympics appearance.
The first leg had ended 1-1 in Yaounde, which seems to give an advantage to Ghana because of their away goal, but before leaving Yaounde on Thursday morning, Coach of Cameroon, Carl Enow Ngachu, made their goal clear.
“We go to qualify. For this, we will need a lot of commitment and enough concentration. We have a team that can qualify.
“It will be a tough game. The girls should know that all the people of Cameroon rely on them. They also play for their career, because if they qualify for the Olympics, they will still be exposed to the world.
“We will attack and defend at the same time. We will score goals.”
Ngachu further stated that they must show that their performance at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup was not a flash in the pan, saying “they must show they deserve their status”.
According to reports on Camfoot.com the Lionesses were not exposed to adequate preparations ahead of Saturday’s encounter in Accra. Coupled with the notable absentees mentioned above, maybe one should be worried for them. But Ngachu has said they will not disappoint in spite of these.
If Cameroon qualifies from this penultimate qualifying round for the Olympics, they take on the Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire in the last lap.
The 18 Lionesses
1- Annette Ngo Ndom
2- Thecla Mbororo
3- Christine Manie
4- Marie Aurèle Awona
5- Yvonne Patrice Leuko
6- Isis Amarielle Sonkeng
7- Raisa Feudjio
8- Jeannette Ngock Yango
9- Géneviève Ngo Mbeleck
10- Michèle Ngono Mani
11- Falone Meffometou
12- Michèle Akaba Edoa
13- Agathe Ngani
14- Thérèse Abena
15- Njollè Ngondja
16- Annecy Guiadem
18- Nchout Njoya Ajara