Le Guen named new Cameroon coach

YAOUNDE - Cameroon has named Frenchman Paul Le Guen as the new coach of the struggling national footall team, state radio reported. Le Guen replaces former Cameroonian international Thomas Nkono, who had been in charge since German Otto Pfister resigned in May. "Paul Le Guen will sign a six-month contract with the Cameroon government to coach the national team," state radio reported late on Tuesday. "His main mission will be to qualify the Indomitable Lions for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa." After two games, Cameroon currently occupies last spot in their Africa World Cup qualifying group with one point from two matches. Gabon lead Group A with six points. Le Guen previously coached French clubs Olympique Lyon and Paris St Germain as well as Scottish club Rangers. Cameroon, four-times African Nations Cup winners, face pace-setting Gabon in their next qualifier in Libreville on September 5. The game was due to have been played last month but was rescheduled following the death of Gabon's late President Omar Bongo.