BELINGA TAKES ON CAMEROON ROLE

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Cameroon recently appointed Alexandre Belinga as the interim coach for the national team after the recent sacking of Volker Finke. The national team recently qualified for the third round of the World Cup 2018 qualification campaign following a victory over Niger.

Even though the second leg of the match between the two teams at the home of Cameroon finished as a 0-0 draw, the first leg 3-0 victory meant that Cameroon progress to the next round. Despite this success, there are a lot of problems within the team and Belinga has a tough job on his hands.

For the last decade, Cameroon has struggled with unity within the team and Belinga has made it a priority to improve this aspect for progression. Over the years, players like Samuel Eto’o have turned against the FA due to various reasons, even telling fans to give up on football and become horse racing fans instead - and even going as far as directing fans to the racing odds UK website!?

Belinga does not want a repeat of the same. He says that the players should be working towards the common goal of success for the national team. Cameroon are the most successful team in Africa, but they have not achieved the heights in the last decade. Belinga is being appointed only on an interim basis and only with good results can he secured a permanent position as the national team boss of Cameroon.

"Any player who disturbs or is problematic would be put aside and if I was unable to put the player aside I would leave myself. My watch words are respect, discipline and humility - these qualities have been lacking in the team. If the players give their best with determination and commitment, Cameroon has a good chances of reaching final phase of the 2018 World Cup,” said Belinga.

The World Cup qualification has completed for the time being and Cameroon will be focusing on the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for the next few months.