Hugo Broos, has said he won’t be quitting his job as head coach of Cameroon’s indomitable lions.
Coach Broos remarks comes barely few days after the Belgian had said he was seriously considering his future in Cameroon. Broos had threatened to quit over management and funding problems, which pushed the Belgian to vent out on both national and international media, hence tainting the image of the country.
His declarations had led to an urgent crisis meeting with Cameroon’s sport authorities. After the meeting, Broos reassured the public that he won’t be leaving Cameroon. He said if he had wanted to leave, he would have done so a long time ago. The 64 year old Belgian equally asked for Cameroonians to forgive him for humiliating the country the way he did over the media.
“I must have exaggerated and humiliated the Cameroonian people and I ask for forgiveness,” he said. However, I think we made huge efforts to arrive where we are, we need bigger efforts to remain where on top and everyone should be conscious of moving in the same direction and forget personal interests. All has been said and from today we need to focus on the football.”
On his departure claims, Broos said; “There is no reason for me to leave Cameroon now. I have already spoken with the FA president on the prolongation of my contract and I am ready to sit at the negotiating table. Forget my departure and what is written that I have applied to other federations or clubs, it is a big lie. I have no reason to apply for another club or country, I am concentrating on Cameroon. There are challenges ahead, in the months of June and September, and the Africa cup of Nations, and it is necessary to end this episode and concentrate on the team.”
For his part, Tombi A Roko Sidiki, Cameroon Football Federation president said the Brussel scandal was a misunderstanding. He stated that the federation is putting everything in place to ensure that the incident does not repeat itself in the future.
Cameroon is said to play in the Confederations Cup in Russia and face Nigeria home and away in 2018 World Cup qualifying.