Camacho optimistic despite 1-1 draw

Gabon coach Jose Antonio Camacho insists he has no reason to panic despite the 1-1 Afcon draw with Burkina Faso.

Camacho however rued missed chances and intimated he will have to wait for the results for the Cameroon-Guinea Bissau game to determine their fate and next course of action.

Camacho also said despite their last group game being against tough Cameroon he will once again use the depths of his squad to try and bounce back and get a win.

Gabon conceded early in the game but rallied back to level the scores, ending the day with two points from a possible six.

“Failing to beat Burkina Faso was frustrating because we now have to wait for outcome of the Cameroon game. We had several chances but we did not convert them though the players gave their best and attacked piling pressure on Burkina Faso,” Camacho told

“We had hoped for a win but it did not come. I know the frustrations from our fans but we hope to atone despite having a tough fixture against Cameroon.”

“I am optimistic we will qualify for the quarterfinals even though a lot of pundits have written us off after the draw. As a coach I have to keep on encouraging and motivating my players to keep the focus and work hard on the pitch.”

Gabon play Cameroon in their last group match hoping that they will draw against Guinea Bissau to make things easier.


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