Makelele applies for The Indomitable Lions’ job

Makelele applies for The Indomitable Lions’ job

Following the departure of 2017 Africa Cup of Nations winning coach Hugo Broos in January, Cameroon have been actively on the lookout for a successor ahead of the 2019 Afcon qualifiers.

The football association, Fecafoot, have revealed receiving applications from more than 60 coaches from Africa and Europe and are currently vetting the candidates.

Former France international Claude Makelele is one of the top names on the list according to the local media, with former Mali coach Alain Giresse and former Nigeria coach Philippe Troussier reported to be among the favourites.

Former Bordeaux gaffer Willy Sagnol, whose comments about the ‘Typical African player’ in November 2014 sparked criticisms from around the world, also applied for the Indomitable Lions coaching role.

Following their 2017 Afcon triumph, Cameroon failed to qualified for the 2018 Fifa World Cup, leading to calls for the ousting the Belgian coach Broos.

His contract was not renewed by the football body – Fecafoot.

Former assistant coach Alexandre Belinga is currently handling the team on the interim.

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