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Cameroon appoint ex-Spain coach Clemente

August 17, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Cameroon have confirmed the appointment of Javier Clemente as the country's new manager, state radio announced on Tuesday.

GettyImagesJavier Clemente is the new coach of Sporting Gijon

The four-time African champions had been without a full-time manager since Paul Le Guen resigned in June following a dismal World Cup campaign in South Africa in which Cameroon lost all three games.

A statement on the official website of the Cameroon Football Federation read: "Javier Clemente is the new coach of Cameroon. The signing of the contract will take place in Yaounde on August 28 later this year.

"In his role, he will also be assisted by Francois Omam-Biyik. The former Indomitable Lion will serve as assistant coach. Jacques Songo'o, who served alongside Paul Le Guen as assistant coach in charge of goalkeepers during the World Cup, keeps his post.''

The former Spain manager will be assisted by two former captains of the Indomitable Lions, Francois Omam Biyick and Jacques Songo'o.

The new staff will be at the helm for September's Africa Nations Cup qualifier against Mauritius.