Portuguese tactician Antonio Conceicao da Silva Oliveira has been named as the new Cameroon head coach, the country’s Ministry of Sports announced on Friday.

The immediate former CFR Cluj boss, commonly known as Toni Conceicao will replace former Dutch international Clarence Seedorf who was relieved of his duties after the Indomitable Lions’ failed bid to defend their Africa Cup of Nations title, being eliminated in the round of 16 by Nigeria.

Conceicao who will be managing his first national team will be assisted with a backroom staff that has two Cameroonian legends, Francois Omam Biyik taking up the role of assistant coach while Jacques Songo’o will be the team’s goalkeeper trainer.

Biyik’s presence in the backroom staff will be a huge boost for Conceicao as he takes on the job especially with the former forward boasting of immense experience. Biyik has played in three World Cups and was an integral part of the Cameroon team that won the 1988 Cup of Nations.

The new back room staff under Conceicao’s tutelage will be tasked with leading the Indomitable Lions at the 2021 Cup of Nations on home soil, the Central Africans eager to get back to the glory days after losing their crown in Egypt.

Also on their to do list is helping Cameroon qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Conceicao will be making his maiden sojourn in Africa, having worked most of his career in Europe and the Middle East.

Source: cafonline