The Cameroon technician announced that he will not call Cathy Bou Ndjouh and Francine Zouga, because as for him, are in lack of competition in their championships.
Cathy Bou Ndjouh (30, defender, 56 selections) and Francine Zouga (30, Midfielder, 61 selections and 5 goals) will not be part of the women AFCON which will be played from 19 November to 3 December 2016 in Yaounde and Limbe. The coach Enow Ngachu decided to do without the services of these two international who had defended the tricolor at the last World Cup Canada 2015.
The Cameroon technician justifies the setting aside by the lack of competitiveness. “I will not select them because they play in DH (Division of Honor) in France. They train just twice a week and do not compete for senior games since long, “he explained. For players who play abroad, Enow Ngachu decided to recruit only those that evolve in the first division, or “worst case” in D2.
The group continues its preparation at the military stadium in Yaounde. The Lioness coach thinks his group will be complete by November 17, 2016, when the last three players arrive namely Aboudi Onguéné, Nchout Njoya and Gaëlle Enganamouit. Falone Meffometou, Yvonne Leuko, Grace Ngock Yango and Marie Aurelle Awona, and others are expected on 6 and 7 November.
The former coach of Njalla Quan Sports Academy said his players are “motivated enough.” “They also want to write the history of women’s football. They are desperate to win this trophy. Because that is what is missing in our charts. We think we have made enormous progress in Africa. In 2012 we were 3rd in 2014 the final was played, this time it comes to the package to win the trophy, ” he said.
Before the opening match scheduled on November 19 against Egypt, he hopes to play three friendly matches against Kenya (1 match) and Tanzania (2 matches).