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Cameroon Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Adouma Garoua has sacked Coach Denis Lavagne following the dismal performance of the Lions.

The Blue Sharks of Cape Verde inflicted a humiliating 2-0 defeat on the Indomitable Lions on September 8.

He has been replaced by Jean Paul Akono, the Sydney 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist.

Akono has the immediate daunting task of qualifying the Lions for the African Nations cup.

Cameroon meets Cape Verde for the return leg on October 13 and would have to score three goals without conceding any to qualify for the African Nations Cup.

Lavagne is sacked with three weeks still remaining on his contract. He signed a one year contract on July 3, which ends on October 31.

After the match against Cape Verde, Lavagne went directly to Paris and his sack has come in line with the yearnings of Cameroonians.

Denis Lavagne leaves the Lions without achieving the objectives set for him-qualifying the lions for the 2013 African Nations Cup.

Cameroon instead of moving to the 20th position in FIFA ranking is presently on the 61th position one of the worst positions for the four times African Champions.

Lavagne’s sack comes at a time when the Cameroon Football federation was meeting in an emergency meeting in the northern city of Garoua.

The only point on the agenda was to deliberate on the replacement for Lavagne.

Prior to Akono’s appointment, speculations were rife that Croatian, Robert Prozinecki was to replace Lavagne.

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