Sports News of Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Bernadette Anor, head coach of the Cameroonian female national team, has said her team is very well prepared for any opponent in the upcoming 2018 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON).
Anor, made this known in an interview with GNA Sports, after the draw for the 11th biennial tournament at Movenpick hotel, which housed Cameroon in Group A alongside host Ghana, Mali and Algeria.
According to her, qualifying for the tournament meant that, they could meet any country that had also qualified, irrespective of the group.
“The draw has been made and being in Ghana group or Nigeria group is the same, because we have met so many times and most of us are used to meeting each other in the final stage. We cannot say we want to avoid the other from being in one group or the other.
“There is no way you can also sit down crying because you went to a particular group and didn’t want to, because even if you qualify from your Group, you would still meet the same challenges, and that would propel you to win the ultimate, which is the reason we are coming” she said.
Anor, said through her team has prepared well, they still have some few weeks to fine-tune their preparations before the competition starts next week.
“My team is still preparing, we have at least three weeks, which means preparations are still ongoing, and like other countries, we are coming to hit the most precious metal; gold, the reason all the countries would be coming,” she noted.
The tournament, which starts from 17th November to 1st December 2018 at the Accra Cape Coast Sports Stadium would see the top three winners representing Africa at the World Cup in France, 2019.