Cameroon fire AFCON-winning coach Hugo Broos
Cameroon have confirmed the sacking of Hugo Broos as national team coach following the nation’s poor World Cup qualifying campaign.
The 56-year-old was appointed coach of the Indomitable Lions in 2016, and led the Central African country to huge success after winning the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon.
Broos upset the odds when he led an unfancied Cameroon team to win their fifth AFCON title, defeating heavyweights such as Senegal, Ghana and Egypt en route to the trophy.
However, just 11 months after that storied triumph, the Belgian has been released off his duties after superintending a woeful World Cup qualification campaign.
The Indomitable Lions finished bottom of a group containing Algeria, Zambia and Nigeria, with the latter securing qualification to the Mundial after topping the group.
A statement from FECAFOOT – Cameroon’s football governing body – said the decision was taken due to “failure on the side of the coach to guide the team to 2018 World Cup and his involvement in the famous Brussels Scandal”.
The coach was reportedly not on good terms with the Cameroon FA, following numerous fallouts over unpaid salaries.
Broos has previously managed clubs like Anderlecht and Club Brugge, winning the Belgian Pro League on multiple occasions with both sides.
By: Emmanuel Ayamga/ www.voltanewsonline.com