New staff takes command
ANTONIO CONCEIÇAO DA SILVA OLIVIERA and his assistance endorsed their contract documents on the 4th of October 2019 in the conference hall of the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education (MINSEP)
The conference hall of the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education witnessed on the 4th of October 2019, the tripartite contract signing ceremony MINSEP – FECAFOOT – Trainer. An event presided over by the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Prof Narcisse MOUELLE KOMBI in the presence of the Roving Ambassador, Albert Roger MILLA, Officials of MINSEP and FECAFOOT, members of the working team in charge of the selection of the Head Coach of the senior national team and its assistants, members of the sports media and well-wishers.
The ceremony unfolded in two phases; the contract signing proper and the address of the Minister of Sports and Physical Education. Speaking during the occasion, the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Prof Narcisse MOUELLE KOMBI came out clear; saying: “Antonio CONCEIÇAO, the mason shall be judged on wall, your priority mission is to reinstate confidence, joy and happiness to the Cameroonian population, to make the Cameroonian supporters, exigent and at times uncertain to dream again by the explosive victories you will achieve”. He prescribe clear and precise objectives to the Portuguese born and his assistants: win the 2021 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations; qualify Cameroon for the final phases of the World Cup Quarter 2022; improve on Cameroon’s ranking on the FIFA classification table; and ensure particularly during the period of contract to improve considerably the rank of Cameroon at the African level; substantially improve on the game quality of the Indomitable Lions, Watch over the group discipline on the basis of the deontology and ethical code in the course of finalization, ensure in a transparent manner the management of the team and to proceed in the detection of talents in collaboration with National Technical Department. The Minister Sports as well repeated that Cameroon is an immense reservoir of talented players playing all over the world. Only the best, he continued, should merit selection in the national team in all objectivity, rigor, and impartiality. In the same vain, the speaker of day cautioned the technical staff that they should never allow money to be a factor of discord, demobilization or demotivation in the mist of the Indomitable Lions. And that the state is committed to motivate and encourage all athletes who honour the country.
The Portuguese born ANTONIO CONCEIÇAO DA SILVA OLIVIERA, is 58 years old. He accumulates at least 40 years of Experience. He played for 11 years that is from 1980 – 1991 as a professional player in so many clubs in Portugal. On a professional basis, the actual National Trainer of the Indomitable Lions is a holder of UEFA – Pro license. As a Trainer, he won the Romanian Cup in 2009 and 2016 with the Romanian club CFR Cuij as well as the Romanian Super Cup in 2009. The Head coach is seconded in his mission by the Cameroonian born François OMAM BIYICK, a renowned international footballer, a legendary goal maker with 16 years of carrier as player in some Cameroonian clubs and in the diaspora and Jacques SONGO’O the Goalkeeper Trainer. Charming goal porter for the Indomitable Lions, he played in so many clubs in Cameroon, France and Spain. As a goalkeeper of the Indomitable Lions, he has an excellent pathway with the team. His long and rich professional football carrier associated with a formation on the domain of specific Training on goalkeeping, permitted him to accumulate enough experience on the domain. These three technicians shall be accompanied by Dr. JOAO RENATO MARQUES SILVA, Physical Trainer, ALVES ROLAO BALTAZAR, second assistant, ANTHONY DA SILVA, Video analyst and Ferdinand MAKOTA, facilitator and logistic officer. These four technicians, who arrived in the Lion’s den on the express request of the Head Coach shall be taken care of by the Coach concerning their salaries
Taking the floor for the very first time in front of the media men and women, and immediately after his appointment and installation, the Portuguese technician indicated that he is conscious of the actual challenges he shall be facing, he decided to remain open in terms of collaboration with his assistants. He summarized that he is ready to work with all Cameroonian players on condition that they remain discipline and hardworking.
His first test shall be realized on the 12 of October 2019 in Tunisia. Cameroon and Tunisia will lurk horns in a friendly.
As a remainder and contrary to what is been declared within some media organs, Salomon OLEMBE has not been replaced by Ferdinand MOKOTA in the post of Team Manager of the Indomitable Lions. Certain is that the former Indomitable Lion is well with the rest of the other staff in Rades.