Rigobert Song named coach of Cameroon’s Intermediary Lions

Ex-Indomitable lions captain Rigobert Song has been appointed as head coach of Cameroon’s  Intermediary lions squad .  The 39 year old legendary  no-nonsense central defender was appointed Thursday February 17, 2016 to replace Martin Ndtoungou Mpile . The entire coaching bench of the squad was retained.

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Cameroon’s legendary defender Rigobert Song during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Ernest Agbor is the assistant coach while goalkeeping coach Simon Nlend and physical fitness coach Narcisse Tinkeu have retained their roles on the side.

Cameroon reached the quarterfinals at the recently concluded Chan 2016 where they lost to Ivory Coast 3-0, conceding all three goals in extra time.

The Indomitable Lions had finished top of Group B with seven points after registering two wins in the group stages, a 1-0 win over Angola in their opener before Ethiopia forced a goalless draw but a 3-1 victory over DR Congo ensured a place at the helm of the log.

The 39-year old Song, who has until recently been in charge of Chad, is expected to bring a lot of his playing experience into his new role at the helm of this side as they prepare for Chan 2018 in Kenya.

Song is the most capped player in the history of Cameroonian football with 137 appearances and has played at four World Cups including 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2010 as well as featuring at a record eight Africa Cup of Nations where he still holds the record of 35 consecutive first team games.

He won two Afcon titles with the Indomitable Lions in 2000 after beating Nigeria 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw and in 2002 they defeated Senegal 3-2 on penalties following a goalless draw.

 

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