Alain Boumsong given job of reforming Cameroon’s national team and set-up 0

EX-RANGERS star Jean-Alain Boumsong has been given the task of lifting Cameroon’s national team out of the doldrums.

The former Gers stopper was born in the country although later won 27 caps for France.

Jean-Alain Boumsong in action for Rangers in 2004

Jean-Alain Boumsong in action for Rangers in 2004

Cameroon’s FA has launched a major shakeup following the Indomitable Lions’ failure to qualify for the World Cup. The association – Fecafoot – has now appointed 38-year-old Boumsong head of a committee charged with reforming the national team set-up.

Gers signed the defender on a free transfer from Auxerre in 200. And his impressive form prompted then-Newcastle boss Graeme Souness to pay a hefty £8million for him in January 2005.

Boumsong played 24 times for Rangers, scoring twice, and collected a medal for his part in the Ibrox club’s league title that season. However he was less successful on Tyneside, and moved on to Juventus in 2006 after 49 Toon appearances.

He went on to play for Lyon and Greek side Panathinaikos before retiring. Fecafoot said in a statement: “The head of our standards committee has decided to name Jean-Alain Boumsong the president of the commission charged with reform of the national team’s coaching.

“The commission will meet when the president says, and will give Fecafoot all the advice it thinks useful about reforming the national team set-up.”

Source: Scottish Sun