Cameroon prepare for Olympic test against Great Britain

Cameroon women's team winning All Africa Games gold
Cameroon clinched a place at the 2012 Olympics to go with the gold they won at the All Africa Games

The coach of Cameroon's women's football team says his side are expecting a "tough" competition when they take part in the Olympic Games.

Cameroon have been drawn against hosts Great Britain plus New Zealand and Brazil in Group E of the tournament.

"It will be pretty tough because it will be our first participation," Enow Ngachu told the BBC.

"We have experienced teams who will be playing against us - we are coming here to learn and to gain experience."

Cameroon qualified for the Games by beating reigning African champions Nigeria in a play-off but had previously taken gold at the All Africa Games in Mozambique.

The other African female team to qualify for the Games, South Africa, face the challenge of meeting the reigning world champions, Japan.

They are joined in their pool by Sweden and Canada - and for veteran Banyana Banyana coach Joseph Mkhonza, the chance to lead his team at the Olympic Games is more than a 'dream come true'.

"For me this day is an historic day in my life because, back in the days of apartheid, when I played football - I only used to dream of playing teams in South Africa, because internationally there was nothing," he told the BBC.

"When I took up coaching I dreamt of coaching at the highest level - and here I am."

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