Cameroon hope to spoil GB party
Great Britain can just about seal their place in the knockout stages of the 2012 London Olympics Women’s Football tournament with a win over Cameroon in Cardiff on Saturday.
Cameroon were humbled by pool favourites Brazil 5-0 in their opener on Wednesday, while Great Britain labored to a 1-0 victory over New Zealand.
But with the Brazilians likely to dispatch the Kiwi Ladies, the host nation know that victory over Cameroon would put them into the next round with a game to play.
Coach of the Africans, Enow Ngachu, has admitted that they are on a learning curve at this tournament, but does expect a better showing from the side second time round.
"We're here to learn. We had a very tough match against Brazil, one of the favourites. For many of my players, it was the very first time that they had played against non-African opposition. Without doubt, the British team is a very experienced side with quality players. However, this is football and anything is possible," Ngachu says.
If they are to keep their faint hopes of reaching the next stage alive then they need to win on Saturday, probably by a handsome margin.
With the Great Britain side one of the favourites for the competition given their home status, that seems unlikely, but it should not stop Cameroon enjoying their moment in the spotlight.