Finke sacked by Cameroon


German football manager, Volker Finke was yesterday sacked by the Cameroonian Football Federation (Fecafoot) after nearly two years in-charge of the Indomitable Lions.

The 67-year-old was appointed manager in May 2013 but has not fared well as an unbelievable run of poor results heaped pressure and the football body has decided to terminate his contract two weeks before the African World Cup qualifier against Niger, following an executive meeting.

Cameroon were winless at the FIFA 2014 World Cup, where they lost all three group games against hosts Brazil, Mexico and Croatia. The Indomitable Lions also had a terrible African Nations Cup tournament as they failed to make it out of the group stage following two losses and a draw.

FECAFOOT has appointed Cameroonian Alexandre Belinga as caretaker manager and he will be assisted by fellow countryman Bonaventure Djonkep and their immediate task will be to prepare the Lions for the two-legged second-round tie against Niger on November 13 with the return leg in four days’ time.