Tuesday May 26, 2020. 13:00
Midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa has called for Cameroon coach Toni Conceicao to be given more time to prove himself.
Conceicao succeeded Clarence Seedorf as Indomitable Lions coach in September 2019 and has taken charge of three matches: a 0-0 friendly draw with Tunisia, 0-0 draw at home to Cape Verde and 1-0 win away to Rwanda.
The latter two matches were in Group F of the qualifiers for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations – a tournament Cameroon will host.
Zambo Anguissa started all three matches under Conceicao and has called for patience after underwhelming reviews for those performances.
“Speaking to him, there is only good [in Conceicao],” Zambo Anguissa told Canal+, as quoted by Press Sport.
“From the start, he put a point of honour on what we players like; player-coach rapprochement and dialogue. He is very close to his players, he gives us and we want to give him back. He was clear with everyone. I think we should give him time and patience.”
Conceicao will be under pressure to guide Cameroon to staring showing on home soil in next year’s AFCON, while their 2022 World Cup qualifying group – which includes fellow heavyweight Ivory Coast, as well as Mozambique and Malawi – represents another major challenge for the 58-year-old Portuguese.