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Nkono is Cameroon caretaker

Former Cameroon coach Otto Pfister
Otto Pfister has been replaced by Thomas Nkono as Cameroon coach

Former Cameroon goalkeeper Thomas Nkono has been made the caretaker coach of the Indomitable Lions.

Effectively the former goalkeeping coach becomes the co-ordinator of the technical team that also includes Michel Kaham, Martin Ndtoungou and Jean-Paul Akono.

German coach Otto Pfister resigned last week in protest over the appointment of Kaham, Ndtoungou and Akono and the sacking of his assistant Gweha Ikouam.

The Cameroon FA has said that a new full-time coach will not be chosen until after the 2010 World Cup qualifiers at home to Morocco on 7 June and then in Gabon 2 weeks later.

The veteran Nkono was confirmed in the post "so he can speak on behalf of the team because we are in a crisis situation," a spokesman for the Cameroonian sports ministry said.

The squad are currently in Belgium preparing for their upcoming qualifiers.

Nkono played in goal for Cameroon in the 1982 and 1990 World Cup tournaments and has been in charge of goalkeeper coaching for the squad.



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