Rigobert Song has been appointed as the National Football Team Manager

On February 28, the Minister of Sports announced the appointment of Rigobert Song, defender of the Cameroonian player until 2010, as coach.

“On the very high instructions of the President of the Republic, the coach of the men’s national football team, Mr. Antonio Conceicao” Narcisse Moel Combi said Rigobert Song has been replaced.

The Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) confirmed in a press release “End of the contract” The Portuguese coach, who failed to finish third in the last African Nations Cup organized by Cameroon.

Rigobert Song will be assisted by Frenchman Sebastien Mini, who is passing from Kenya or Equatorial Guinea, and Cameroon international Augustin Simo who will be his assistants.

Former international Raymond Kalla became the new team manager, Solimanou, the goalkeeper coach, finally Rafael Pfeiffer and David Baltaz are the physical coach and video analyst respectively.

Rigobert Song’s first task will be to try to secure the qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar against Algeria in less than a month.

“FECAFOOT is called upon to take the necessary measures for the rapid and consistent implementation of these very high guidelines, in order to allow the Indomitable Lions to face important sporting events in the best possible conditions.”continues the press release.

“The upcoming deadlines for our national team require new directions and a new return to life”For his part, the president of FECAFOOT star Samuel Ito noted in a press release.

Rigobert Song, the former defender of the Cameroon squad, suffered a stroke in 2016, cutting his teeth as a technician on the bench in the Cameroon selection A’, which he led in the African Nations Championship 2018, before leading the selection of the Cameroonian Esper. .

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Now, 45, the former Tonnerre Yaoundé-trained defender made a name for himself in Europe by wearing the Metz colors in the French Championship (1994-1998) before a while in Italy, at La Salernitana, then in England (Liverpool, West Ham.), in Germany (Cologne) and France again, in Lens. Then he moved to Turkey, under the shirt of Galatasaray and then Trabzonspor, where he ended his football career in 2010.

The former international with the incomparable blond man wore the Indomitable Lions jersey 137 times (4 goals) between 1993 and 2010, and played in four World Cups (1994, 1998, 2002, 2010) and eight Africa Cup of Nations, with two titles. The years 2000 and 2002.

He inherited the selection of an ambitious and talented Cameroonian, who failed on penalties against Egypt in the African Cup of Nations semi-finals.

His first challenge will be to try to qualify Cameroon for the World Cup in Qatar (November 21-December 18) provided that Algeria are eliminated at the end of March during the play-off matches in the African region.

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