Cameroon Sacks Rigobert Song as National Head Coach

Cameroon Sacks Rigobert Song as National Head Coach

The Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) has confirmed the sack of its men’s national team manager, Rigobert Song.

Fecafoot announced the decision on Song’s sack on Wednesday afternoon, with a statement confirming that his backroom staff would also not see their contracts renewed.

“We have not achieved our objectives, and our executive committee and I do not see ourselves renewing the contract (with Song),” Eto’o told France 24 in an interview.

Song, a former team mate to Eto was appointed in 2022 but his contract with Cameroon expired on Wednesday.

Fecafoot confirmed that details of the recruitment process for the next manager would be announced in the coming days.

Song, 47, first took charge of Cameroon in 2022 and recently led them to the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), eventually being knocked out of the competition by eventual finalists Nigeria.

Song, who played for Liverpool and West Ham United, made 137 appearances for Cameroon, winning AFCON in 2000 and 2002 alongside Eto’o.

Following his retirement in 2010, Song managed Cameroon’s Under-23s from 2018 to 2022, before succeeding Toni Conceicao as the men’s national team manager.

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