The normalisation committee running Cameroon’s football federation (Fecafoot) has advertised the vacancy for head coach of the national team.
The position became vacant after embattled coach Hugo Broos who led the Indomitable Lions to the 2017 Nations Cup triumph, left at the end of his contract last month.
Hugo Broos left after he failed to lead the African champions to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He was also accused of falling out with several players and refusing to take up residence in Cameroon.
Consequently, the requirements for the new coach reflect some of the perceived failings of the Belgian coach who won and lost the hearts of football loving Cameroonians.
Fecafoot seeks a top local or foreign coach, who has a ‘good record and has won national or international titles as a player, club or national coach’.
Applicants for the position must also be ready to live in Cameroon.
More requirements for the position include;
- Holds a national or foreign trainer diploma obtained as a result of coaching (Federal License A, CAF License, UEFA License, Professional License or any other equivalent recognised diploma)
- Must be of good character
- Must be physically fit and in obvious good health
- Must have a good experience at top professional clubs or national team
- Must have a good record (national or international titles won as a player or club coach or national coach.)
- A good knowledge of African football
- Be willing to reside permanently in Cameroon during the duration of the contract
- Have a good knowledge of computer tools (Word, Powerpoint, Excel software etc.)
- Have a great capacity for adaptation and ability to work in a team
- Have a perfect command of the French or English language
- Have a good contact in the professional football community
The five time African champions also announced that Alexandre Belinga will take interim charge of the national team as the search for a permanent coach continues.
Those who believe they fit the bill are invited to submit their applications at the Fecafoot secretariat in Yaounde or via email before the 24 March deadline.
A shortlist of three candidates will be finalised by an appointed commission, before a successful coach and assistants will be announced.