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Awcon 2018: Sumaila expects Ghana to bounce back against Cameroon

01:37 GMT+4 23/11/2018
Sherifatu Sumaila, Ghana final photo
The attacker looks ahead to the Black Queens' last group fixture in Accra on Friday

Ghana winger Sherifatu Sumaila believes the Black Queens will turn their fortunes around at the ongoing Africa Women Cup of Nations when they face Cameroon on Friday.

The hosts desperately need to beat the Indomitable Lionesses at the Accra Sports Stadium to stand a good chance of progressing to the knockout stage following a shock 2-1 reversal to Mali on Tuesday.

Bashir Hayford's outfit currently sit third on Group A's table, tied on points with Les Aiglonnes but three marks below Friday's opponents, who have won their first two games.

"First of all, I would like to thank Ghanaians for their support so far and also urge them to continue supporting us on Friday," Sumaila said on Thursday.

"It has not been easy for us these past few hours because we lost against Mali. We were down because we believed we deserved better.

"We went back and watched the footage of the game against Mali and identified certain things that we need to correct and the coaches are working on that, so hopefully we should bounce back to winning ways.

"All is not lost although I feel Ghanaians are expecting too much from us.

"However, we are going to do our best to make sure we beat Cameroon on Friday irrespective of what happens in the other Group A game in Cape Coast."

Sweden-based Sumaila has been a key part of Ghana's set-up so far, having played full duration of the games against Algeria and Mali.

She was adjudged Woman of the Match as the Black Queens beat Algeria 1-0 in their tournament opener.