Cameroon Confirm Conceicao Contract Extension
Cameroon’s Football Association (Fecafoot) has confirmed that coach Antonio Conceicao has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him until the end of August 2023.
Conceicao, who has been the coach of the Indomitable Lions since September 2019, had verbally agreed to a contract extension but put pen-to-paper on Driday to the delight of Fecafoot president Seidou Mbombo Njoya.
“Today in Yaounde, under the supervision of the Minister of Sports, I extended the contract of the Indomitable Lions coach Antonio Conceicao,” Njoya tweeted.
The Cameroonian FA also announced that assistant coach Francois Omam Biyik and goalkeepers trainer Jacques Celestin Songo’o have also signed contract extensions.
There seemed little doubt that the two parties would come to an agreement with both in recent weeks speaking of their desire to continue together.
He is expected to lead Cameroon at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations on home soil as well as secure the five-time African champions qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Portuguese gaffer took over from Dutch legend Clarence Seedorf in 2019 and has only lost one game to Cape Verde Islands.
Should Conceicao see how his contract he will become the fifth longest-serving coach in Indomitable Leions’ history for a single spell in charge.