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Patrick Mboma to apply for Cameroon job



Former Cameroon international Patrick Mboma has expressed an interest in coaching the Indomitable Lions and intends to send his application to the Football Federation (Fecafoot), a day after the country’s Sports Minister Adoum Garoua instructed the body to recruit a new coach.

The 42-year-old retired striker played a vital role in Cameroon’s Africa Cup of Nations victories in 2000 and 2002, topping it off with an African Footballer of the Year award.

However, he has never managed any standard football team and critics back home suggest the former Paris Saint Germain and Parma forward lack the needed experience to revive Cameroon’s lethargic football.

“I will send in my application for the post of Cameroon coach,” Mboma told APA on Wednesday.

The Lions’ standing coach Jean-Paul Akono, 62, who succeeded Frenchman Denis Lavagne last September, told reporters he was shocked and embarrassed to hear that a call for application for his job had been opened.

Akono is yet to sign a formal contract with Fecafoot and the Sports Minister, although he has been able to move his team to top of Group I in the 2014 World Cup qualifying ahead of Libya and DR Congo, and will face next Togo in Lome on June 9, a week after an international friendly match against Ukraine in Kyiv.



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