“We started this tournament very well with the win against the host team, Gabon, and we are going to play against Cameroon without any complexity,” Camara told CAFonline.com on the eve of the Group A Day Two clash.
“The victory in the first match against Gabon is not synonymous with qualification for the World Cup which is our first objective.
“I'm not used to talking about the opponents but my spirit and confidence is that I have the best team; I can only talk about Cameroon after the match,” he added.
Incidentally, the two sides actually shared the spoils in their two previous meetings at this level, ending 1-1 in 1999 when Guinea hosted and goalless in 2009 in Algeria but Camara said he was determined to give the West Africans their first win against the Cubs of Cameroon.
“Such statistics is interesting but our focus is a win on Wednesday against Cameroon and I’m not shy to say we are going to win,” he hinted.
In the other Group A match on Wednesday, two-time champions, Ghana will take on hosts Gabon also at the same venue in port Gentil.
Souleymane Camara (Head Coach, Guinea)
Pressure is not on our side but we just need to work hard to reach our objective. We respect Cameroon but we don't need to fear them. It was great winning the first match. We are aware that Cameroon lost their first match and that means we have to respect them. I'm an optimist, and my target is to win the trophy and I don't want to deviate from that objective; we have to reach the semi-finals first. We have quality in this team and we can always adjust our tactics against the opposing team.
Sekou Camara (Captain, Guinea)
We will have the best condition and ready to sweat so that we can win the match. We must first reach the semi-final before proceeding on our next objective of winning the competition. Watching Cameroon played against Ghana has given us an idea of what they can do and as a group, we are going to be ready for them.
Bertin Ebwelle (Head Coach, Cameroon)
Tomorrow’s match is very important because we need victory to be in contention. We will need to adjust the team where necessary and we are positive. We need to keep our composure. We have taken good lessons from the last match (against Ghana) and I'm positive that the players can rise to the occasion. Keeping my smiles is good for my health and gives positive outlook to the boys, we are a very determined people and we can withstand the odds against Guinea on Wednesday. We have our back against the wall and the only thing for us is to win against Guinea, and no any other result would suffice.
Rosin Christian Bella (Midfielder, Cameroon)
We are a team full of spirit and we need to score a goal quickly as possible against Guinea on Wednesday. We have put the loss against Ghana behind us and our focus is on the next game which we must win to have a chance of progressing. On behalf of my teammates, I can confidently say we shall be ready for Guinea.