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Cameroon: Sports boss maintains Coach Akono to lead Indomitable Lions


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The minister of youth and sport, Adoum Garoua, has maintained Coach Jean Paul Akono and his entire staff at the head of the national football team.

Despite Akono’s failure to achieve his mission of qualifying the Lions for the 2013 African Cup of Nations, Adoum Garoua said he is satisfied with the teams’ performance in their 2-1 victory against Cape Verde in the second leg of the last round of the qualifiers Sunday.

In an interview on the CRTV yesterday Adoum Garoua enumerated some of the measures that shall be implemented in order to better the squad which is starting to regain its popularity.

“I will like to continue insisting on the work which everyone is suppose to do. At the level of the Cameroon football federation and the technical management; they have to come out with a preparatory plan for the indomitable lions before the end of the week. As concern the [FIFA World Cup] qualifiers we are left with only five months to establish the programme of friendly encounters. We shall ensure that the FIFA period for international friendly shall be respected because we want a more coherent team and to achieve this they need time to work together.” Adoum Garoua said.

All the attention of the football authorities are now turned toward the World Cup qualifiers were Cameroon is in a difficult third position in Group I with three points behind Libya and DR Congo with four and three points respectively. The lions shall play their third match in the qualifiers against Togo come March.

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