Cameroon’s senior national football team has suffered a 2-1 defeat from Guinea in an international friendly played in Brussels on Tuesday.
The highly contested encounter saw the Guinean side opened score early in the game. At the 8th minute Cameroon was one goal down due to defensive lapse. The Cameroonian side was playing in the absence of most of its first choice players. Some had suffered injuries and returned to their respective clubs. Head coach, Hugo Broos had also given a chance to the other players who had always been on the bench to show their aptitude in an international match before the Confederations Cup.
The Guinea goal came as a reawakening for the lions that remobilised and equalised at the 20th minute after a coordinated combination and a power shot from Carl Toko Ekambi. The Lions maintained a fruitless pressure on the Guinean defence till the referee sounded the final whistles which left the lions restless as they try to come to terms with their first defeat since the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
Head coach Hugo Broos has blamed the defeat on poor preparations and management. “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.”
Cameroon’s Football Federation, Fecafoot, said on its Twitter page that it would launch an inquiry into what led to the comments from Broos.