Damba cautions Ghana ahead of Cameroon showdown at 2018 Awcon

The ex-national men's goalkeeper anticipates a "very difficult" game for the hosts in their last group fixture

Former Ghana men's goalkeeper Abukari Damba says the national female side cannot afford any more errors when they face Cameroon in their last group game at the ongoing Africa Women Cup of Nations on Friday. 

Following a 1-0 opening day triumph over Algeria, the hosts suffered a setback on Tuesday by a stunning 2-1 defeat to Mali in Accra, with both conceded goals largely blamed on goalkeeper Patricia Mantey.

By the current state of affairs, any outcome other than three points against the Indomitable Lionesses could spell a disastrous end to the Black Queens' Awcon campaign.

“So far as the Cameroonians are concerned, they are very physical, very athletic and technical on the ball," Damba told Happy FM.

"They have all the attributes a good team must have in football. So they are very good.

"They are better than the Malians. So against them, we need to make sure we have a fantastic defensive set-up to try and hold our lines and commit less errors, especially goalkeeping errors.

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"If we do that, we might stand a chance of getting something out of the match. But it will be very difficult."

Cameroon are all but confirmed for the last four, having won all their two games thus far.

Currently top of Group A's table, the Lionesses beat Mali 2-1 on matchday one, before handing Algeria a 3-0 defeat on Tuesday.