Réaction of Jean René Akono, Head coach of the Women National Team.
“Concerning the pool, I will say in short that it is a difficult pool; that the opponents are much better ranked than us, and especially Brasil. So it's really a very complicated draw. But we will try to give the best of ourselves, to continue to show all the progress we have made. That we no longer go just to try to win a set, we will try to win a more than a set or two or even matches if there is a possibility, but it's very difficult. Apart from Brasil, runner-up in the World Championship, there is the Dominican Republic, which has been among the best nations in the world for several years, and Azerbaijan, against whom we lost four sets to zero during our last training camp in preparation for the world championships at Maribor, Slovenia. It is a very great nation even though the name does not sound as loud as the others”
Interview by Thierry Kamto