By Angu Lesley
Experienced trainer Charlemagne Mbongo has been named coach of Cameroon Elite 2 side Unisport of Bafang for the 2022/23 season.
President Donald Ngameni unveiled the former Avion Academy and Bamboutos FC trainer replaces Roger Constantine Bep who left in the close of last season after guiding the ‘Tan Nkwe’ to a third place finish in Elite 2.
Alain Nseme was closed to getting the Unisport job but snopped it at the 11th hour to join PWD.
Charlemagne was head coach of New Stars of Douala last season as they crashed out of the Elite 1 championship for the first time after 10 years in the division, but he can’t be blamed for a relegationed which was ocassioned by endless internal squabbles.
The 56-year old trainer will start a new chapter in the West Region – with expectations high as Unisport diehards wants their club back in the big time.
Unisport was relegated from the Cameroon Elite One champions in 2019 but since president Ngameni took over last year, he has made their plans to return to the top-flight an open secret.
The new technical staff is expected to resume work immediately by collaborating with administration to recruit new players ahead of the new season rumoured to kick off in late October.
Unisport will compete with 18 other clubs in the Cameroon second tier championship, hoping to do enough to earn promotion in the end.
It has been a busy summer for Elite 2 clubs as many have made changes on their technical bench. Rangers of Bafut, Leopards of Douala, Foncha Street of Bamenda, Dynamo of Douala like Unisport have hired new trainers ahead of the new season.
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