By Kila Jisi
The President of the Cameroon Football Federation, Fecafoot, Iya Mohammed has cautioned the Head Coach, Denis Lavagne, to adopt respectful behavior towards state institutions and members of government.
The caution is contained in an observation letter written to the coach on June 20.
According to Fecafoot president, Iya Mohammed, “failure to change his behavior towards state institutions and members of government would attract sanctions in line with article 13 of the national team”.
“It was observed that on the occasion of the matches against the DR Congo and Libya, you made disobedient utterances and put up a degrading attitude towards the Minister of Sports and Physical Education and his collaborators” Iya said.
Iya underlined that article 13 of the internal regulations of national team states that injurious utterance or degrading attitude, towards the state or member of government or representative, the federation or its members from national team and staff or players is liable to sanctions.
Denis Lavagne in October last year took over from Javier Clemente in circumstances not yet clear to the Cameroon government led the national team to qualify for the second round of the African Nations Cup.
The indomitable Lions with an unconvincing play style eliminated Guinea Bissau on a 2-0 aggregate in a match played in Yaoundé on June 15.
Lavagne led the team to suffer a 2-1 defeat in the hand of the Mediterranean Knights Libya the world Cup Qualifier match played in Sfax Tunisia.
The federation President was called upon to clarify the government on the circumstances that led to his recruitment. Lavagne signed his work contract on June 3 after seven months and has only four months left.
He has the objective of qualifying the Indomitable Lions for the African Nations Cup and the World Cup and to raise the team from its 64th position of FIFA ranking to the 20th position.