Rigobert Song no longer Cameroon boss, says Eto'o

Rigobert Song no longer Cameroon boss, says Eto'o

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February 28, 2024 at 5:49 PM
Rigobert Song's Cameroon were knocked out in the Africa Cup of Nations last 16
Rigobert Song's Cameroon were knocked out in the Africa Cup of Nations last 16. Photo: FRANCK FIFE / AFP/File
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Rigobert Song has left his job as Cameroon head coach, the Cameroonian football federation (Fecafoot) president Samuel Eto'o said on Wednesday.

Cameroon were knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations in the last 16 in January by eventual runners-up Nigeria.

"We have not achieved our objectives, and our executive committee and I do not see ourselves renewing the contract (with Song)," Eto'o told France 24.

Song, a former international team-mate of Eto'o, was appointed as Cameroon boss in February 2022.

He helped the Indomitable Lions to a dramatic play-off victory over Algeria in extra time to qualify for the Qatar World Cup.

But five-time African champions Cameroon were dumped out in the group stage, despite a surprise victory over Brazil in their final game.

"Song brought a lot to this team," added Eto'o. "Now we have to think about the future."

Former Liverpool midfielder Song only won six of his 23 matches in charge.

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