BBC Sport, Yaounde
Portugal's Artur Jorge is the new coach of Cameroon's national team.
Jorge has coached Portugal and Switzerland
Sports Minister Philippe Mbarga announced the appointment of Jorge in Yaounde on Monday.
Jorge replaces Germany's Winfried Schaefer who was sacked last November after a string of disappointing results.
The Portuguese is the 17th foreign coach to take charge of the Indomitable Lions.
Jorge has coached several European clubs, including Paris St. Germain of France. He also won the Portuguese league title three times with FC Porto.
The Indomitable Lions will be the third national side he has coached after Portugal and Switzerland.
He will be assisted by another Portuguese, Raoul Aguas and local coach Jules Nyongha who has also managed the national team in the past.
Former international Patrick Mboma has been appointed 'mediator' - a largely public relations role - while international tennis star and musician, Yannick Noah becomes 'adviser'.
Cameroon football authorities have stressed that Jorge's main task is to qualify Cameroon for the 2006 World Cup finals.
The Indomitable Lions are currently struggling in third place in the African Zone Group 3 behind Ivory Coast and Libya following two wins, two draws and one defeat.