by So Sefeu Chiemba ~ supersport.com
Cameroon football federation, Fecafoot will have to go seeking a new coach following instructions from the Presidency of the Republic.
The choice and recruitment of Denis Lavagne as head coach of the Indomitable Lions was the subject of investigation recently by the prime ministerand the ministry of sports and physical education. The heat was turned on the FA to explain the recruitment process of the French technical who previously coached Coton Sport of Garoua.
It is the aftermath of government’s investigations that the Presidency has urged Fecafoot to go in search of a new coach. This will see the much criticised Lavagne shown the door in the near future.
Meantime, the commission to redress football in the country, headed by the critical Cameroon roving ambassador Albert Roger Milla, has made a proposal of a list of local coaches. The commission that seeks the dissolution of Fecafoot and the departure of Iya has shortlisted home based coaches such as Jean Paul Akono, Jules Frederick Nyonga,Bonaventure Ndjonkep,as potential replacements for Denis Lavagne.
The search for a new coach is coming a few weeks to Cameroon’s crucial games for the 2013 and 2014 Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup eliminatory matches.
Spaniard, Javier Clemente replaced French man Paul Marie Leguen as coach after the Indomitable Lions debacle in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Lavagne also replaced Clemente when he failed to qualify the national team for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
Cameroon last won the Nations Cup in 2002 and since then it has been seeking the next crown with little success.