Le Guen off to winning Cameroon start

VIENNA - Pierre Webo scored twice in a six-minute spell as Cameroon beat Austria 2-0 in a friendly on Wednesday to give a winning debut to Paul Le Guen, their third coach this year. The Indomitable Lions were given a let-off in the 13th minute of the game in Klagenfurt when Austria captain Paul Scharner missed a penalty, his weak effort being saved by Carlos Kameni. Cameroon went ahead in the 28th minute when Somen Tchoyi burst down the left, the Austria defence failed to cut out his pass and Webo rolled the ball into the empty net. The Real Mallorca player struck again in the 34th minute to complete a good start for Frenchman Le Guen, who last month replaced former Cameroon international Thomas Nkono in the hot seat. Nkono had been in charge since German Otto Pfister resigned in May. The result is a morale-booster for Cameroon, who face an uphill struggle to qualify for next year's World Cup in South Africa. The four-times African champions are bottom of their group in the final stage of the African qualifiers with one point from two games, five behind leaders Gabon. Only the winners qualify.