Cameroon: Olympic Lionesses prepare to face Hosts
Cameroon’s football Lionesses trainer, Enow Ngachu, has told the BBC that the Olympic football tournament would be a tough one for them as it is a first time for them.
"It will be pretty tough because it will be our first participation,”
"We have experienced teams who will be playing against us – we are coming here to learn and to gain experience." He said.
Cameroon beat Africa’s reigning champions, the Falcons of Nigeria to qualify for the competition.
The Lionesses have been drawn against hosts Great Britain plus New Zealand and Brazil in Group E of the tournament. South Africa’s Banyana Banyana, who join Cameroon to qualify from Africa are have been grouped in the same pool as World Champions, Japan, while Sweden and Canada complete the list. For Banaya Banyana’s coach, it is a dream come true to play in an international competition as this one. "For me this day is an historic day in my life because, back in the days of apartheid, when I played football – I only used to dream of playing teams in South Africa, because internationally there was nothing," he told the BBC. "When I took up coaching I dreamt of coaching at the highest level – and here I am."