Former Coton Sport coach , Frenchman Denis Lavagne has been named the new coach to pilot the Indomitable Lions to the 2013 African Nations cup in South Africa. Javier Clemente was expelled after his effort to qualify Cameroon for the 2012 Nations cup in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea was abortive. Lavagne is quite positive about rejuvenating the team.
“I know it’s not going to be an easy task for me and my assistants. All I can say for now is that we’ll do everything to select the best Cameroon players, both at home and abroad, and introduce fresh, young talent into the squad to replace older players,” he said on Saturday.
“In order for us to succeed in this very challenging task we’ll need the support and co-operation of all Cameroonians.”
Lavagne has recalled Tottenham Hotspur full back Benoit Assou Ekotto, midfielder Jean Makoun and striker Somen Tchoyi to a 28-man squad for three friendlies in November.
Cameroon will confront Sudan on November11 and Morocco on November13 in Marrakech before travelling to Algeria for a third friendly on November15.
Lavagne is assisted by Martin Ndtoungou Mpile and Pierre Mbarga.