‘We were lucky to beat Ghana’

Ngachu — Cameroon coach

Ngachu — Cameroon coach

COACH of the Cameroon senior women’s team, Enow Ngachu has admitted that ‘Les Lionnes’ were lucky to have edged Ghana out of the qualifiers of the 2016 Olympic Games at the latter’s backyard.

‘Les Lionnes’ qualified for the last round of the continental qualifiers after a 2-2 draw in the third round second leg in Accra on Saturday gave the edge on the away goal rule after a 3-3 tie on aggregate.

He told Cafonline.com “the Ghanaians are a very good side. They played very well over both legs but in Accra they committed some defensive errors just like Cameroon. Ghana could have carried the day but we did in the end. We were lucky.

“We both knew our weaknesses going into the games and it was overall a fairly balanced   game in both fixtures.

“Ghana has never beaten the senior national team of Cameroon. We did not have adequate time to prepare for the first game but this case it was different for the second leg. After they came to Yaounde to draw one all, we entered into camp. In the first leg, we went to camp two days before the encounter that is why it was difficult for us”.

According to him, “we knew the game could be tough but we played very well. They (the players) were committed and patriotic. They played for the country because at the end, you will be rewarded.”

Cameroon will lock horns with Cote d’Ivoire for one of Africa’s two spots for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

— Cafonline

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