By Anye Valentine, In Bamenda
Cameroon’s new Head Coach, Rigobert Song Bahagna has promised to give his all to the national team to inscribe “a new page of history.”
The 45-year-old former centre-back lion was captured dancing when news of his appointment as the trainer of the Indomitable Lions was made public over the weekend.
He took to his official Facebook page to give out words as Cameroon’s national coach while expressing his ecstasy for his appointment.
“Cameroon and the Indomitable Lions jersey gave me everything. I am grateful. I am honoured to have been chosen to supervise the flag selection of Cameroon. Beyond the privilege and the joy that animates me, I measure the sense of the responsibility entrusted to me. I would give everything, as I did as player and captain of the selection to deserve the trust granted to me by the State of Cameroon, the president of Fecafoot – Official, Samuel Eto’o, and his Executive Committee.”
Song added that the entire technical staff and players need the support of Cameroonians to make new history in the national team.
“My staff and I need the support and prayers of millions of Cameroonians to write new pages in the mythical history of the Indomitable Lions.”
The 5 shifted player, ended by thanking his fans and supporters for the congratulatory messages that were poured on him.
“Thank you all for your messages of congratulations and encouragement. All behind the Indomitable Lions.”
It is worth recalling that before taking over from Antonio Conceicao as the new national team trainer in Monday, February 28 2020’s presidential order, many had known Song was to be the new successor.
Even though rumours had made rounds on the internet about Song’s succession to Antonio but were short-lived as FECAFOOT’s President asked for more time to make a decision, many understood Rigobert Song was competent enough for the job.
The circumstances unfolded at a time when football pundits thought it was high time Cameroon’s football was managed by nationals.
With vigour, patriotism and camaraderie that has always been portrayed by the former centre back of the Indomitable Lions, many anticipate seeing how he will have his foot soldiers display later this month in Cameroon against the Desert Foxes of Algeria.