Cameroon women's national football team coach, Enow Ngachu, is optimistic his side has what it takes to dethrone champions the Super Falcons of Nigeria at the 2016 Africa Women's Cup of Nations, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The Indomitable Lionesses, hosts of the 2016 AWCON, who are in Group A, will take on Egypt on Saturday in the opening match of the tournament.
Cameroon are also grouped along with South Africa and Zimbabwe in Group A. Group B has the (Nigeria) Super Falcons, Ghana, Mali and newcomers Kenya.
Speaking ahead of the game against Egypt, Ngachu pointed out that playing in front of their fans will be another advantage to his side's quest of winning their first ever African women's title.
“In 2012, we finished third; 2014 we finished second. Now we are in 2016. What next? Finishing first of course!" Ngachu told cafonline.
"I believe in the ability of my girls and I know definitely this year, adding to the advantage that we are playing at home, we have some very good chance,” Ngach said.
“There has been massive improvement in the team, and definitely, we expect to do better. There are still a few things to do before the tournament and I believe we will firm up to be 100% ready.
“Every team that has qualified for the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations is strong. We cannot underrate anyone. I am expecting very tough matches against all our opponents. I can’t pick up one and say we will look out for them.
“We need to take a match at a time and give our best. We are banking on the home support and we can’t afford to let them down.”