Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Goodbye Le Guen, hello Clemente! The Cameroon national team has got a new coach, Spaniard Javier Clemente. The 60 year old is not a newbee in the footing world, he started out as a player but due to injury turned to coaching. He has coached teams such as Real Betis, Tenerife, Real Murcia, Real Sociedad, Olympique de Marseille, Real Valladolid, Athletico Bilbao as well as the Spanish and Serbian national teams.

He will be working closely with two former Cameroonian internationals, Francois Omam-Biyik and Jacques Songo'o. The duration of the deal is not known but apparently he will receive 20 million francs CFA per month while his assistants will both get 10 million francs each.
For more on him, go here.

Francois Omam-Biyik is one of Cameroon's greatest international players especially during the nineties playing in 3 World Cups. His greatest moment was when he scored the winning goal in the opening match against Argentina during the 1990 World Cup at the San Siro stadium in Italy.

He has played for teams such as Canon Yaounde, Laval, Cannes, Marseille, Lens, Sampdoria, etc He currently resides in Mexico where he is a head coach of a Second Division team.
More about him, go here.

Jacques Songo'o is a retired Cameroon goalkeeper who spent his time in Spain and France till his retirement. His most successful spell was at Deportivo de la Coruna where he won the Zamora Trophy. In 1996, he was also voted Best African Goalkeeper.

As a caretaker coach, Jacques Songo'o led the national team to a 3-0 victory against Poland during a friendly match last week which called for his appointment as head coach.
For more on him, go here.

We hope together they will do a better job than what Le Guen did!!

Info: Camfoot.com

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