Olympic Games: Black Queens ready for Cameroon challenge

Ghana’s Black Queens will host their Cameroonian counterparts at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday in the return leg of the penultimate round of the 2016 Olympic Games qualifiers.

Coach Yusif Bassigi’s girls, who recorded an impressive 1-1 scoreline in Yaoundé a couple of weeks ago, are poised for a historic qualification to the quadrennial event in Brazil next year.

“Preparations have been very good. We played a match and realized that the girls are ready and in shape for the game on Saturday. Their mindset is to eliminate the Cameroonians to stand a chance to qualify to the Games,” Bassigi told Ghana FA’s official mouthpiece.

The Indomitable Lioness have, in recent times, had the upper hand against Ghana, but Bassigi believes the tables will turn this time around.

“There is no revenge on our minds rather we are hoping it will be a sweet victory for us. We are going all out with a mindset of winning. We are poised to get there. We want to go to the Olympics for the first time and make history for ourselves.

“We have been practicing penalty shootouts since we got here and we have reliable players who take penalty kicks should it get down to that. However, we are hoping it doesn’t get there.”

The winner of the two-legged tie will face Ivory Coast in the final qualifier.