By Beng Emmanuel
Cameroon’s Intermediate Lions Coach Yves Clement Arroga has been sacked three months to the African Nations Football Championship, CHAN.
He has been replaced by former Intermediate Lions gaffer Martin Ndtoungou Mpile while PWD lead trainer David Pagou has been named second assistant coach. Emmanuel Ndoumbe Bosso retains his job as the squad’s first assistant.
The 62-year-old tactician has previously been in charge with the team for about four and a half years now. Martin Mpile served as deputy head coach of Cameroon under Volker Finke in 2014. He takes over the Intermediate Lions squad and is tasked with ensuring the Central African Nation clinch their maiden CHAN title when they stage the event next year.
His predecessor Coach Arroga was appointed on October 11, 2019. He took over from Rigobert Song Bahanag. He has taken charge of twelve games recording six wins, five draws and 1 defeat.
According to the press release signed by the Minister of Sport and Physical Education Prof Narcisse Mouele Kombi Wednesday October 21, Yves Clement Arroga has been put at the disposal of the Cameroon Football Federation. The communiqué equally states that article 6(2) of his contract provides for him to be sacked if results aren’t impressive.
Recently the Intermediate Lions lost to League one side Panthere du Nde and drew goalless twice with South Sudan in Yaounde as part of preparation for the CHAN. Nevertheless they wrapped up their second preparatory camp with a slim 1-0 win over League two outfit Fauze Azur.
Before being axed, the now former coach of the Intermediate selection summoned
Cameroon will stage the sixth edition of the African Nations Championship next year. The continental football tournament reserved exclusively for players in Africa’s domenstic championship will run from January 16 to February 7th 2020.
The Intermediate Lions face Zimbabwe, Mali and Burkina Faso in group A.