In Cameroon’s bid to qualify for next year’s U-20. African Nations Cup finals in Nigeria, three new coaches have been appointed by the ministry of sports to lead Cameroon’s national side.
Head coach Lucien Nanga will be assisted by Paul Fon Ndanga, while Pierre Mbarga will be goalkeepers trainer, a new post. The trio replaces Gweha Ikouam Fils and Paul Oyono Ndongo.
The new coaches are graduates of the National Youth and Sports Institute. Nanga is of the first batch of the higher football specialisation section who graduated last year. He gained experience as assistant coach in Tonnerre Yaounde.
While Paul Fon has further his training in Germany like many other graduates from that school. Mbarga was hitherto coach of the South province.
Cameroon’s junior side have participated in three World Cup finals. In 1981, 1987 and 1999. Under Jean Manga Onguene, they won the Nations Cup in 1995 in Nigeria before crashing out after the first round in Ethiopia last year.
The 2003 Nations Cup campaign was to begin this weekend with a qualifier against Sao Tome and Principe. However, the later withdrew and Cameroon will wait for the draws to know the next opponents.