YAOUNDE, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Cameroon coach Javier Clemente
will meet with the country's Football Federation President Iya
Mohamed after receiving stinging criticism from the team's
The four-times African Nations Cup winners were fortunate
to draw with the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this
month after coming from behind against the opposition who are
ranked 95 places below them by world governing body FIFA.
"It is clear the team is going through a managerial
crisis," Jean-Paul Akono told reporters on behalf of the
technical committee following a meeting.
"Immediately after the match ended he took a flight back to
his home in Spain. We expected him to have held a working
session the next morning with other technicians and the players
to see what went wrong.
"I think he needs to take up residence here instead of only
appearing and disappearing."
Following the assessment Mohamed said a meeting between the
minister, FECAFOOT and the coach would occur in the coming
The 1-1 draw was the second game in charge for former Spain
coach Clemente who took over from Frenchman Paul Le Guen after
the World Cup.
Clemente blamed the weak showing in Garoua on hot climate,
the scare of the cholera epidemic that has swept through
northern Cameroon, and the absence of some key players.
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