Head coach of the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon, Joseph Ndoko has revealed that his side is out for revenge against the Super Falcons of Nigeria at the ongoing Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) following back to back final losses against Nigeria in Namibia 2014 and Cameroon 2016.
With the Super Falcons dominating proceedings against the Indomitable Lionesses in past meetings, Cameroon will be hoping to avoid a 10th loss in 12 meetings against Nigeria as both teams lock horns on Tuesday evening.
Speaking ahead of the game, although he wasn’t coach at that time Ndoko said: “I was a Cameroonian. So, I saw everything.
“You don’t need to be in the team to know what happened. Once you’re part of football, you ought to understand what happened on that day. We want revenge for those losses.”
Meanwhile, head coach of the Super Falcons, Thomas Dennerby has maintained that the first objective of the team is to pick a ticket to France next year and that a victory against Cameroon will guarantee that.
“We have to stick by our match plan and be fully focused. A victory and the World Cup ticket will make us more relaxed playing in the final.
“This is one of five games in total. Whatever the opposition, we study them and apply what is necessary for us to win. We are the champions and we know how to approach the game to get victory,” he said.
With the crux of the team which defeated Cameroon in Namibia and Cameroon in 2014 and 2016 respectively still very much a part of the current squad, there is no doubt that the Super Falcons have the psychological edge over the Indomitable Lionesses.
However, football is a game of 90 minutes and come 4:30pm Nigerian time (3:30pm in Ghana) the match will commence at the Accra Sports Stadium with a winner definitely set to emerge.