Rigobert Song is no longer Cameroon coach

In an interview with our colleagues from France 24, the president of the Cameroonian Football Federation (Fecafoot), Samuel Eto'o announced that Rigobert Song, the coach of the Indomitable Lions, will no longer lead the national team.

The contract of Rigobert Song, Cameroon coach ends on February 29, 2024. AP - Francisco Seco

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Rigobert Song will no longer be on the bench of the Indomitable Lions.

Samuel Eto'o, president of Fecafoot, made it official on Wednesday February 28 in an exclusive interview with France 24. 


He has brought a lot to this team, but the laws of football being what they are… We have not achieved our objectives, and our executive committee and I do not see ourselves renewing the contract

 », explains Samuel Eto'o.


I had the opportunity to discuss it with him.

I have given our positions and now we have to think about the future, while wishing him every success in his future career

 ,” he adds.


Allow me to pay a vibrant tribute to Rigobert Song, who was my captain of the national team

 ,” declared Samuel Eto’o in particular.

In a letter addressed to Rigobert Song, dated February 28 and of which RFI was aware, the Ministry of Sports informed Rigobert Song of the end of his contract and its non-renewal.

 It is not possible for the State, provider of your remuneration

(salary and other benefits),

to reappoint you as manager and selector of the Indomitable Lions 

,” writes Minister Narcisse Mouelle Kombi.

During the last CAN in Ivory Coast, Cameroon was eliminated in the round of 16 by Nigeria.

After almost two

 years at the head of the selection

, the 47-year-old coach says goodbye to the Indomitable Lions.


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