- Veteran cameroonian footballer named as coach of the Indomitable lions
- Song is taking over from Martin Mpile who took the team to this year's Chan 2016
- Song used to be the former coach of the Chad football team
- Song used to be a former captain of the team
Veteran Cameroonian legend, Rigobert Song has been named as coach of the locally based Indomitable Lions team .
According to Supersport, Song replaces Martin Ndtoungou Mpile who led the side during the recent 2016 CAF African Championships tournament (Chan) in Rwanda.
Song who was the ex-skipper of the team was unveiled as the new coach on Thursday during a press conference which also saw the new coach of the senior team, Hugo Broos, being announced.
It is announced that Song will maintain the same back room staff with Ernest Agbor taking the assistant coaching role while Simon Nlend remains the goalkeeper coach and Narcisse Tinkeu retaining his role in the team.
The Indomitable Lions made it to the quarterfinals of Chan losing to Cote d'Ivoire, conceding all three goals in extra time. Song is expected to bring a lot of his playing experience into his new role at the helm of this side as they prepare for Chan 2018 in Kenya. The 40 year old footballer retired from active football in 2011 and has been working as TV pundit until he was confirmed as the head coach of Chad on Monday 26 October and now head coach for the lions.
He played for the Indomitable Lions between 1993 and 2010 winning two African Nations’ Cup titles with the team. He featured for Liverpool, Galatasaray, West Ham United and Metz among other clubs during his playing career.
Song, remains the most experienced player in the history of Cameroonian football with 137 appearances including his appearances in four FIFA World Cups in 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2010. The ex-West ham, Trabzonspor and Liverpool defender also featured at the eighth Africa Cup of Nations where he still holds the record of 35 consecutive first team games.
Song also won two Afcon titles with the Indomitable Lions in 2000 after beating Nigeria 4-3 on penalties and in 2002 they defeated Senegal 3-2 on penalties.