aAhead of penning his contract with the Cameroonian football authorities, Antonio Conceiçao, the new coach of the Indomitable Lions flanked with his deputies (François Omam Biyick and Jacques Songo’o) and coach of the intermediate lions, Yves Arroga visited sports infrastructure in Yaounde, notably that of the CAF Tehcnical centre at Mbankomo and the Amadou Ahijio stadium in Yaoundé.
On the turf of the Yaounde Amadou Ahidjo stadium, he released his first words to the local press, sending his message of thanks to the head of state, President Paul Biya who according to the latter had a hand in his coming to Cameroon.
“I say thank you to President Paul Biya, thank you to the Minister of Sports for the opportunity given to me to come to Cameroon, I am here to work, I will do my best to bring the results to the people of Cameroon.”
Francois Omam Biyik, the deputy coach made a brief analysis of the present situation but remains positive and eager to work.
“2021 is very important for the team to win that competition. The team has some problem last time, and we want to work to associate everybody. It’s been 9 years that I’m preparing myself for this comeback. It’s an opportunity, and we will give everything to be up to the task.”
The former 1990 Cameroon world cup hero didn’t miss informing Antonio Conceiçao of the exigencies of being a coach in Cameroon.
“We have informed him that he’s coming into a country with 37 million of very demanding coaches, there’s much to do and also many talents. It’s for us to make them work and go and search for these talents.”
Cameroon will be facing Tunisia on October 12th 2019 and this international friendly will be the first test for Antonio Conceiçao and his team.