By Nji Nelson Chefor
Sports writer, kick442.com – Cameroon.
Nouhoum Diané, coach of the eagles of Mali has told reporters that losing their second group A match against host nation Cameroon is not an option for his team.
Coach Nouhoum Diané was speaking during the traditional pre match press conference held at the conference room of the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium in Yaounde.
“We are all aware of the stakes of the match against Cameroon. It’s a match we can’t afford to loose. Losing is not an option”.
“We will not allow ourselves to defeat. We have a very good spirit ahead of the match”, coach Nouhoum Diané said.
The eagles of Mali takes on the intermediate Indomitable lions of Cameroon on Wednesday, January 20 in their second group A match in the ongoing Total African Nations Championship, CHAN.
Both teams won their opening match on a similar 1#0 scoreline against Burkina Faso for Mali and Zimbabwe for the host.
Coach Nouhoum Diané also confirmed that a state delegation from Mali is already in Cameroon to galvanise the morals of the players ahead of their clash with Cameroon.
Regarding the state of mind of his players, coach Nouhoum Diané was categorical that his players are aware of the stakes.
“All my players, I know them and I have watch them play. They are aware of the stakes and are mentally stable”, he concluded.
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