Rigobert Song Appointed As New Head Coach Of Cameroon National Team.

Rigobert Song has been appointed as the new Head Coach of Cameroon National team.

The Legend and former Skipper of the Indomitable Lions was a member of the Cameroon national team between 1993 and 2010. 

Song holds the record for the most appearances for the Cameroon national side, playing 137 time in his 17 year career, and won the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) twice in 2000 and 2002 as captain.

The appointment was confirmed by Cameroon's Minister of Sport and physical Education Narcisse Mouelle Kombi on Monday through an official press. 

A statement from the Cameroonian Sports Ministry, signed by the Minister, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi, said Song had been appointed on the instruction of the country’s president, Paul Biya.

The statement said that current coach, Toni Conceicao and the entire technical team had been replaced, despite earlier report that Conceicaio would remain in charge of the team for the upcoming Africa World Cup qualifier play-offs against Algeria next month for a place in Qatar later this year.

“The Ministry of Sports and Physical Education has the honour of informing the public that on the instruction of the President of the Republic, that the coach of the national team, Toni Conceicao and the rest of the technical team had been replaced,” the statement said.

António Conceição da Silva Oliveira’s had  led the Indomitable Lions to a third-place finish at AFCON 2021 in front of their own fans losing to eventual runners-up Egypt on penalties in the semi-finals.

The Portuguese had been in charge of Cameroon since 2019, guiding the team to two defeats out of 23 matches, and 14 matches without conceding a goal.

Until this appointment, Rigobert Song '45' had been the coach of Cameroon’s U-23 side, and would now be assisted by former Marumo Gallants coach Sebastien Migne for the senior national team job.

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