Afcon-winning coach Hugo Broos threatens to quit Cameroon

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The Indomitable Lions’ administrative problems have irritated their Belgian mentor

Africa Cup of Nations-winning coach Hugo Broos has threatened to quit Cameroon over reoccurring administrative problems in the national team setup.

Just 53 days since their historic victory in Gabon, where Broos helped Cameroon clinch their fifth Cup of Nations crown, their first since 2002, the mentor is now 'seriously considering whether to continue or not’.

Funding problems during the recent international week in the Central African side’s set-up were said to be the final stroke and the Belgian mentor has since spoken out.

"I cannot accept this and today I am saying that this is the last straw," he was quoted as saying at a post-match press conference after a 2-1 defeat by Guinea in a friendly in Belgium on Tuesday.

"One year ago, when I started working with Cameroon I met many problems. Despite all this, we worked hard and reached a new level. But the working conditions are not professional.

"For example, when we had to go to South Africa last year we were forced to wait for more than two hours on a plane because some officials wanted to put more people than necessary on the plane. It is not fair to pay for other people's mistakes.

"Also, when we went to Nantes the doctor had to pay for some drugs and bandages with his own money for the first two days. He has yet to be refunded.

"We travelled without training kit and equipment because it was too expensive to put it on the plane.

"At mid-day before the match against Guinea, the players didn't have lunch because the hotel had not been paid. The bad performance against Guinea was a consequence of the poor preparations we had.

"No food? Hotel not been paid? This is the national team. We want better conditions.

"Today I am saying that this is the last straw."

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Cameroon's Football Federation (Fecafoot) said they would launch an investigation into what led to the outbursts from Broos via their Twitter account.

Broos has recently been linked with the vacant South Africa national team coaching job and his representative recently lambasted South African Football Association (SAFA) for not responding to his client’s application.

 

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