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Sports Ministry appoints new team coach, leaving Cameroon FA surprised


Apr 3, 2024

Cameroon’s football federation expressed surprise upon hearing that the sports ministry had appointed Marc Brys as the new coach of the national team. Brys, a Belgian, takes over from Rigobert Song, whose contract ended after the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year and was not extended.

In a statement, the Cameroonian Football Federation expressed its astonishment at the appointment, stating that they were not informed beforehand. The decision was described as unilateral and contrary to official regulations regarding the appointments within the national team structure.

The federation referenced Decree No. 2014/384 from September 26, 2014, which outlines the rules for organizing and operating national football teams. The hiring of Brys without their knowledge goes against these regulations, prompting further investigation into the matter by the federation.

FIFA prohibits government involvement in football at a national level, and the situation involving Brys’ appointment raises concerns over potential interference. The federation is working to clarify the situation and address this unfortunate turn of events.

Under Song’s leadership, the Indomitable Lions reached the round of 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations. The federation is seeking more information and clarification regarding the circumstances surrounding the coaching change.

By editor

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