Cameroon coach Enow Ngachu tells CAFOnline.com he is optimistic his side has what it takes to win the trophy, having had massive improvement over the last few years.
“There has been massive improvement in the team and definitely we expect to do better. There are still a few things to do before the tournament and I believe we will firm up to be 100% ready,” the tactician added.
Apart from reaching the semi-finals in the last two tournaments, ‘Les Lionnes’, one of three teams together with Nigeria and South Africa are looking no further than the ultimate at home.
The host are housed in Group A alongside Egypt, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
“Every team that has qualified for the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations is strong. We cannot underrate anyone. I am expecting very tough matches against all our opponents. I can’t pick up one and say we will look out for them,” Ngachu offered.
“We need to take a match at a time and give our best. We are banking on the home support and we can’t afford to let them down,” he concluded.
The host suffered a shocking 1-2 loss to Tanzania last Sunday in their final preparatory match at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde. They had beaten Tanzania 2-0 at the same venue four days earlier.
Les Lionnes also beat Kenya, 1-0 in Nairobi and 2-1 in Yaounde as part of their preparations for the final tournament.