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Ellis looks for Banyana to come out firing against Cameroon

It’s no easy task, but Banyana Banyana interim head coach Desiree Ellis is confident her charges can pull something off against Cameroon on Tuesday. The two nations clash in the second match of the 2016 CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations currently underway in the west African country.
Kick-off is 17:00 and the clash will be played at Stade Ahmadou Ahidj. Banyana are lying joint second with Zimbabwe after the two sides played to a goalless draw on Saturday, while Cameroon lead the group with three points following a 2-0 victory over Egypt.
Ellis says a win will give her side the much-needed enthusiasm to progress in the tournament. ‘We’ve been in a similar position before when we had to beat the host nation (Equatorial Guinea) to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
‘We went there and did our job, and I believe we will do the same this time around. It will not be an easy game because they have the crowd behind them, and they are top of the group – so they will come at us high in confidence,’ said Ellis.
‘We have to stay focused on our mission and have to start the match on a very positive note – possibly start in top gear.
‘It might not be a pretty game to watch but it is one where we have to win at all costs. We have the players to get us the desired result and enhance our chances of progressing to the semi-final. A draw or defeat is unthinkable.’ Egypt and Zimbabwe will face off in the other Group A match.

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