Gabriel Zabo has been announced as the new head coach of the Cameroon national women team this Friday, June 18th, 2021 by the Cameroon Football Federation ( FECAFOOT).
Gabriel Zabo replaces Alain Djeumfa, who was sacked from the role he held since 2019. This comes as a result of poor game result of recent and failing to qualify the Lionesses for Tokyo Olympics 2021
Gabriel Zabo’s first major assignment with the Lionesses will be to qualify them to the prestigious next Women’s Africa Cup Nations. The Lionesses are expected to kick start their qualifier in September 2021 against the Chadian Woman National team
What Is Gabriel’s Background?
Gabriel Zobo Toze has Cameroon nationality and has coached across various development teams, most recently leading Stade Renard of Melong as Manager in the Elite One Championship
He has also spent time as a coach with the West Region outfit Fovu Club of Baham in the Elite one championship
FECAFOOT finalized Gabriel’s backroom staff with the appointment of the former Captain of the Lionesses Anonga Zang Bernadette as an assistant coach.
The highly-regarded Bernadette who was maintained in her position by FA as Gabriel number two after being deputy coach in the last two world cup and AWCON spell with the Lionesses will be expected to assist unexpected Gabriel fully to qualify Cameroon for the next Women Africa cup of Nations
Bernadette has built a strong reputation in the women’s game. She worked with Cameroon Elite two side Fauve Azur as deputy coach and the Cameroon football federation see’s her as a potential leader in future
The pairs will be supported by former Lionesses forward Enganamout Gaelle and African Woman football player of the year 2015 as Team Manager.
It’s should be noted that Gaelle has 43 caps for Cameroon as a player and scored 5 goals and had 62 caps for clubs with a total of 29 goals
FULL TEAM TO HEAD THE LIONESSES
— Lionnes Indomptables (@LionnesIndompt1) June 18, 2021