Cameroon looking to make amends against Ghana

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After a disappointing defeat to Morocco, Cameroon are eager to bounce back and end their Aisha Buhari Cup campaign on a high against fellow powerhouse Ghana in Lagos on Monday.

The Indomitable Lionesses created several chances, notably through Rose Bella and Gabrielle Onguene against the Atlas Lionesses but they failed to find the back of the net.

It was Fatima Tagnaout's effort that condemned new coach Gabriel Zabo to a defeat in his first game in charge of the Central Africans and his assistant coach Anong Bernadette is upbeat they can make amends.

Coach Gabriel Zabo - Cameroon

"We've tried to correct some things we were unable to do the last time against Morocco. We are working every day with the local players, but we didn't see it," said the 44-year-old former Cameroon captain.

"The game against Ghana will come with a better approach than what we had against Morocco. We know the game of Ghana and how they play short passes. They are also in the rebuilding process of bringing up young ones.

"It will be a good game and a nice outing for the two teams. We are both preparing for the preliminary for the TotalEnergies Women's Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and I think the match will be a good test."

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For Auxerre goalkeeper Mimboe Carole, she corroborated Bernadette's view and assured her side will make corrections.

"We made some mistakes and then we have the task and right to be able to correct it during the match, against Morocco which was not an easy one," said the 22-year-old former Extramadura shot-stopper.

"Now, we have tried to work for three to four days with the coach to be able to correct the mistakes we discovered against Morocco. We hope that we will be able to correct that against Ghana."

The Cameroonians are condemned to win against the West Africans as they seek to end their poor run of form, including the 2020 loss to Zambia and Tokyo 2020 qualifying playoffs defeat to Chile.

Gabrielle Onguene

The Indomitable Lionesses have struggled to impress in front of goal, having only scored just once in three games (2-1 loss and 0-0 draw to Chile, 1-0 loss to Morocco in Lagos) in the year 2021 .

Alerted by the situation, Easther Mayi Kith admitted their below-par performance in Morocco loss but revealed they will right their wrongs against Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo's team.

"During these few days, we had the chance to work on what we lacked during the game and we will try to improve our final third passes and be more focused during all attacks so we can score goals against Ghana," said the Stade de Reims defender.

Besides ending a 2021 winless run, Cameroon also sought to get one over the Ghanaians, as they shared a similar head-to-head record, with three wins and draw five times in their previous 11 meetings, including 1-1 draw at the Women's Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana.

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