According to AfrikaFutnited information, Antonio Conceicao, whom Bordeaux tracked in Ligue 1 after the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to replace Vladimir Petkovic, did not want the Indomitable Lions to leave. But he was far from imagining the sad fate that awaited him.
Since Monday, February 28, 2022, Antonio Conceicao is no longer the coach of the Indomitable Lions. The Portuguese technician has been replaced by Rigobert Song Bahanag. The Cameroon national team president left after two and a half years of good and loyal service with a fairly satisfactory record (14 wins, 6 draws, 3 defeats). After allowing Cameroon to take third place in the last CAN on home soil, the Lusitanias were in the crosshairs of several teams.
In search of a coach capable of straightening their results curve in the league, Girondins de Bordeaux, one of the French Ligue 1 clubs, did not hesitate to turn to the Portuguese technician. A challenge that Conceicao would have turned down, preferring to focus on his mission at the helm of the Indomitable Lions and especially on Cameroon’s next two matches against Algeria in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Finally, Bordeaux set their sights on David Guillon, appointed 17 February 2022 until the end of the season.
Conceicao refused to be categorical as he received assurances from the Cameroon Football Federation and the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education to continue the adventure at the helm of the Cameroonian team after the CAN competition on Cameroonian soil. After his dismissal yesterday, the coach must certainly feel some regret, even if, according to those around him, he will be somewhat calm after this decision by the leaders of Cameroonian football.