Hugo Broos HAS NOT resigned his position as coach of Cameroon’s national team, despite reports, especially in Nigerian media that he has thrown in the towel.
Sources in Cameroon have referred to the reports as “mere rumours”, and there’s no truth to it.
Cameroon’s Hugo Broos has not resigned as announced by Nigerian media. The Belgian trains with boys at 5pm today in Yaounde.
— Simon Lyonga (@simon_lyonga) September 2, 2017
In fact, when asked about the reports, Broos, who is already back in Cameroon preparing for the visit of Nigeria’s Super Eagles “laughed over it”.
This is not the first time though that there have been reports of the 65-year-old resignation. After a 2-1 friendly defeat to Guinea in March, Broos openly lambasted the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) over unpaid salaries and poor welfare, claiming “this is the last straw” and that he was “wondering if he could continue” as the Lions coach.
Broos stayed on after that, but the unrest and instability in FECAFOOT have not been fully attended to, which led to FIFA appointing a normalisation committee to take charge of the Association.
Cameroon sits second in group B despite Friday’s 4-0 loss to Nigeria.
They host Nigeria’s Super Eagles in Yaounde on Monday, however, Hugo Broos has already written off the country’s chances of qualifying for the World Cup in Russia.
“There is no hope. We have to win three games and Nigeria have to lose three games. That’s not possible.”
“The second leg is no longer important. We don’t have a chance to reach the World Cup. Russia 2018 won’t happen for us.”
The Belgian is expected to take charge of training for the Indomitable Lions at 5:00 pm today.