Cameroon coach Bertin Ebwelle believes his side can still make it from Group A, despite a heavy defeat to Ghana in the 2017 Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday.
The Indomitable Lions succumbed to a 4-0 reversal to the Black Starlets as they opened their campaign at Stade de Port-Gentil.
"Congratulations to the Ghana’s coach Samuel [Paa Kwesi Fabin] for a good job but we can still fight our way in this group," Ebwelle said.
"It was the first real test for the boys and they became so frustrated when we couldn’t score despite controlling the game in the early minutes.
"The boys didn’t mix up the tactics and I believe that they were just inexperienced."
Two goals each from Eric Ayiah and Ibrahim Sulley ensured three points for Ghana.
Cameroon, thus, sit bottom of the group without a point, same as hosts Gabon who fell 5-1 to Guinea.
"Losing this match is not the end of the competition for us," Ebwelle added.
"These boys still have much to learn and we would cope well."
The Indomitable Lions, 2003 champions, face Guinea in their second game on Wednesday.