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Cameroon coach Hugo Broos heaps praise on Zambian side – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


Cameroon head coach Hugo Broos

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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Nov 14, 2017. 15:00


Cameroon coach Hugo Broos has heaped praise on the current Chipolopolo squad, saying they will be a force to reckon with in the near future.

Broos’ led his side to a 2-2 draw in Ndola on Saturday as they came from behind twice to secure a point in Group B.

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“Zambia has made big progression. When I compare the game in Limbi, one year ago and I see how they played the qualification for the World Cup and how they played today against us,” the Belgian said.

“This is a young team with much talent. If they progress more they will become a very good team.”

The reigning African champions finished third in their qualifying group from one win, four draws and one loss – they have failed to qualify for the World Cup.

On the other hand, Zambia recorded two wins, two draws and as many defeats to finish runners up in the qualifiers.

In the group, it was Nigeria’s Super Eagles that qualified for the highly anticipated World Cup next year in Russia.



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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Christian Bassogog – Hugo Broos to build Lions team around Cameroon star? – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers


epa06049960 Christian Bassogog (R) of Cameroon and Antonio Ruediger of Germany in action during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 group B soccer match between Germany and Cameroon at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, 25 June 2017. EPA/ARMANDO BABANI

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Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Nov 07, 2017. 19:00


Cameroon head coach Hugo Broos has called for patience from the country’s fans ahead of their final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Zambia.

The Belgian tactician included Bassogog in the squad which will take on Chipolopolo at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola on Saturday.

Bassogog, who inspired the Indomitable Lions to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title, has been ineffective during Cameroon’s disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign.

However, Broos has kept his faith in the 2017 AFCON Player of the Tournament as Cameroon look to defend their title in 2019 on home soil after failing to qualify for the next World Cup.

“Here in this country you don’t know the word patience,” Broos said on BBC.

“And if you want to build a good team you need to have patience,

“Accept that some games you will lose – because otherwise you will never know if that player or that way of playing is good.”

Bassogog, who was one of Henan Jianye’s star players during the 2017 Chinese Super League, definitely looks to be the future of the Indomitable Lions.

Broos is expected to build a another formidable team that can defend the AFCON title and also qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals.

Bassogog, 22, is the kind of player Broos is likely to build the Cameroon team around ahead of the next continental tournament.



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The end of the road for Hugo Broos? – 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers


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Graeme Jackson

Thursday Nov 02, 2017. 15:30


Cameroon coach Hugo Broos is highly unlikely to have the chance to defend the Africa Cup of Nations title in 2019.

Camfoot reports that the Belgian tactician, who guided the Indomitable Lions to glory in the AFCON earlier this year, will not receive an extension to his current contract which runs to February 2018.

Following Cameroon’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, it was suggested that Broos would have been shown the door already were it not for a committee organised by the Cameroon Football Federation.

“If he had not been sacked since the defeat against Nigeria in the qualifying phase of the 2018 World Cup, it’s because a standardisation committee was set up at the Cameroon Football Federation. Otherwise, he would have gone since,” Camfoot quotes an anonymous source.

With Broos set to be released in February next year, Cameroon’s final 2018 World Cup qualifier away to Zambia later this month will likely be the 65-year-old’s last match in charge of the Indomitable Lions.



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Broos: Cameroon showed character against Algeria – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers


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Staff Reporter

Monday Oct 09, 2017. 12:00


Cameroon head coach Hugo Broos says his charges showed character against Algeria on Saturday.

The Indomitable Lions secured a 2-0 win over Algeria in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF) Group B match.

Clinton N’Jie and Franck Pangop scored Cameroon’s two goals at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaoundé.

Cameroon and Algeria both went into the match having already failed to qualify for the finals.

“Everything is a matter of confidence, even in the big clubs there are moments of decline,” Broos told Camer-Sport.

The Belgian tactician was also happy with Pangop’s mentality against the Desert Foxes of Algeria.

“We were able to show our strength of character. The players have been in solidarity,” he said.

“The players have shown that they are a team which is good overall.

“Pangop has shown good things in training. He is okay mentally,” he concluded.

Cameroon and Algeria will take on Zambia and Nigeria, who are the group winners, respectively in their last Group B games next month.



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This Algerian team has no soul – Hugo Broos – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers


Algeria’s Ghezzal Rachid fights for the ball against Zambia defender Ziyo Tembo during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Zambia vs Algeria on September,2nd 2017 at National Heroes stadium,Lusaka in Zambia
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Graeme Jackson

Monday Oct 09, 2017. 11:00


After seeing his side claim a win over Algeria on Saturday, Cameroon coach Hugo Broos has accused the North African team of having “no soul”.

The Indomitable Lions triumphed 2-0 in the teams’ 2018 World Cup qualifier in Yaounde, with Clinton N’Jie and Franck Pangop scoring the goals.

The match may have been a dead rubber, but it was still a body blow to Algeria, who have now lost four successive matches in Group B and will finish bottom of the standings regardless of their result in the final match at home to Nigeria next month.

The result piles further pressure on beleaguered coach Lucas Alcaraz, though Broos argues that the fault lies with the players and not the team management.

“I saw an Algerian team that has many qualities but who has no soul. There is no soul in this Algerian team,” explained Broos, as quoted by Le Buteur.

“When you compare that with Cameroon, I think the difference was blatant. We fought on every ball, even in the difficult moments of the game. We wanted to win.

“I do not have that feeling for Algeria when I see it playing, even if the Algerian team may have more qualities than us.

“You know, it is not only the quality of the player that can win you a match, it is also the mentality and solidarity of the group.”

The Belgian, who guided Cameroon to the Africa Cup of Nations title early this year, added, “Of course, the problem is the players.

“We have to be frank and let this coach work until after the 2019 CAN. We are not going to say that the Algerian coach is a bad coach.

“He must be given a year and a half before being judged at the next CAN. It is the fourth coach who leads Algeria in just one year. So we have to think and acknowledge that the problem is not in the coach, but rather in the players.”



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Hugo Broos irked by player unavailability for Cameroon – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Oct 04, 2017. 11:30


Despite their failure to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Cameroon coach Hugo Broos needs a strong squad to face Algeria this Saturday.

The Belgian manager was speaking to the BBC regarding the unavailability of some of his quality players during the qualifiers.

The website also revealed that the 2017 African Cup of Nations winning coach has been working without a contract since February.

The Indomitable Lions are set to be without striker Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and Karl Toko Ekambi, who are both unavailable.

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Choupo-Moting has contacted Broos to say he has an injury and Ekambi said he was not ready to play for the national team.

“I don’t know,” said about his contract situation.

“I can’t explain why players don’t want to come and play for the national team, if the reason is because they don’t play then they are not professional.

“If they come to the national team wanting a guarantee that they are going to play then they should stay home because it is not like that.

“I have 23 players and there are always 11 on the field and 12 on the bench, if he is on the bench to fight for a place this is basic for a player and not to get angry.

“We need to win the game even though this will not change much in the group, we promised not to be at the last position at the end.”



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Broos drops Onana from Cameroon squad – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


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Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Oct 03, 2017. 10:00


The Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT) have revealed the Indomitable Lions squad for the encounter against Algeria.

The Indomitable Lions are scheduled to host the Desert Foxes in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification Group B match on Saturday.

Algeria and Cameroon have both been knocked out of the qualifying race after losing to Zambia and Nigeria respectively last month.

The encounter between Algeria and Cameroon will take place at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in the capital city of Cameroon, Yaoundé.

Cameroon head coach Hugo Broos has dropped Andre Onana, who plies his trade in Holland for Ajax Amsterdam as a goalkeeper.

France-based forward Clinton N’jie is back in the Indomitable Squad, while Cameroon captain Benjamin Moukandjo is also part of the squad.

Full Squad:

Goalkeeper

1.Ondoa Frabrice (Sevilla FC, Spain)

2. Goda Jules (AC Ajaccio, France)

3. Bokwe Georges (Mjondalen, Norway)

Defenders

4. Ngadeu Ngadjui Michael (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic)

5. Teikeu Adolphe (FC Sochaux, France)

6. Mabouka Ernest (Maccabi Haifa, Israel)

7. Castelleto Jean Charles (Brest, France)

8. Leuko Serge (CD Lugo, Spain)

9. Fai Collins (Standard of Liège, Belgium)

10. Banana Yaya (Panionios, Greece)

11. Nouhou Tolo (Seattle Sounders, USA)

Midfielders

12. Mandjeck Georges (Sparta Prague, Czech Republic)

13. Siani Sébastien (KV Oostende, Belgium)

14. Franck Zambo Anguissa (Marseille, France)

15. Boumal Petrus (Urals, Russia)

Forwards

16. Njie Clinton (Marseille, France)

17. Aboubakar Vincent (FC Porto, Portugal)

18. Moukandjo Benjamin (Jiansung, China)

19. Bassogog Christian (Henan Jianye, China)

20. Nsame Jean Pierre (Young Boys, Switzerland)

21. Moumi Ngamaleu (Rheinorf, Austria)

22. Fabrice Olinga (Royal Mouscron, Belgium)

23. Pangop Frantz (Union of Douala, Cameroon)



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Hugo Broos believes his Cameroon job is safe despite World Cup failure – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


Cameroon head coach Hugo Broos

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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Sep 06, 2017. 12:30


Despite Cameroon’s huge failure to qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup, coach Hugo Broos remains optimistic that he can continue to lead the Indomitable Lions.

Cameroon’s most recent world cup qualifying matches saw them lose 4-0 and draw 1-1 against Nigeria’s Super Eagles, results which spelled an end to their World Cup aspirations.

Still, the Belgium-born coach insists he will not lose his job and his mission is to retain their CAF African Cup of Nations trophy.

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“There’s no-one in life who achieves all his goals, but it’s a disappointment,” said Broos to the BBC website.

“I want to stay with Cameroon. I have ambitions – one of which is to win a second Nations Cup, in 2019 in Cameroon.

“I have never resigned. I am not someone who runs away when things go badly.”



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Cameroon coach Broos eager to stay on beyond 2018 – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


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Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Sep 05, 2017. 15:00


Cameroon head coach Hugo Broos wants to defend the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title.

The Indomitable Lions have failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals after recording a defeat and a draw against Nigeria.

Broos’ side are left with two matches in the Group B (qualifying group), but the Belgian tactician is looking beyond these two games.

“I want to stay with Cameroon,” Broos, whose contract with Cameroon expires in February, 2018, told Vanguard.

“I have ambitions – one of which is to win a second Nations Cup, in 2019 in Cameroon.”

“I have never resigned. I am not someone who runs away when things go badly.”

The Indomitable Lions will face Algeria and Zambia in their next two World Cup Group B qualifiers.

Broos guided Cameroon to the 2017 AFCON title in Libreville, Gabon.



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Our World Cup hopes are gone – Hugo Broos – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


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Graeme Jackson

Sunday Sep 03, 2017. 10:00


Cameroon no longer have a realistic chance of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, according to coach Hugo Broos.

The Indomitable Lions, who have appeared at seven World Cup tournaments, suffered a heavy 4-0 loss at the hands of Nigeria in their Group B qualifier in Uyo on Friday evening.

The result left Cameroon a full seven points adrift of group leaders Nigeria, who are the clear favourites to secure a place in the Russia 2018 field.

The Indomitable Lions will host Nigeria for the return game in Yaounde on Monday evening, but Broos sees the match as having nothing more than pride at stake.

“There is no pressure anymore on Monday, Nigeria have nine points, we have two points,” Broos explained.

“But there is only an honour to defend, there is no importance to this. I just hope my players will have the same mentality that I have – that they will fight on Monday till the last minute – to beat Nigeria.

“If we had won this game, we would have a chance, but we lost it and I hope everyone will learn from this.”

The Belgian added, “Why should we have a chance to the World Cup? We need to win all three games and Nigeria have to lose all three games, I don’t think that will happen.”

The Cameroon v Nigeria match will be staged at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, kick-off at 19h00 CAT. AfricanFootball will carry live coverage of the clash.



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I don’t fear being fired – Hugo Broos – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers


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Graeme Jackson

Saturday Sep 02, 2017. 11:00


In the wake of a comprehensive 4-0 defeat at the hands of Nigeria in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Cameroon coach Hugo Broos has claimed he has no fear of being fired.

The Indomitable Lions slumped to a heavy defeat at the hands of the Super Eagles in Uyo on Friday evening, thanks to goals from Odion Ighalo, John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses and Kelechi Iheanacho.

The result leaves Cameroon seven points adrift of Group B leaders Nigeria and it seems their hope of qualifying for Russia 2018 is all but gone.

Despite their gloomy position, coach Hugo Broos – who led the team to glory at the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year – insists that he is not worried about losing his job.

“I am not afraid of that and I don’t think about that,” he said after the game.

Football is the same for a coach. Today they hail you; tomorrow they kill you – so no big difference with me.

“So I am not afraid even if we don’t make it to the Fifa World Cup.”

Broos will hope for an improved performance from his team when they host Nigeria in the return match on Monday evening.



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Bassogog praises Broos ahead of Cameroon-Nigeria clashes – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


epa06035910 Christian Bassogog (R) of Cameroon and Gonzalo Jara of Chile in action during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 group B soccer match between Cameroon and Chile at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, 18 June 2017. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

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Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Aug 28, 2017. 10:00


Cameroonian international Cameroonian international Christian Bassogog has stressed the importance of defeating the Super Eagles of Nigeria next month.
has stressed the importance of defeating the Super Eagles of Nigeria next month.

The Indomitable Lions will face off with the Super Eagles in back to back highly anticipated 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Nigeria will welcome Cameroon in Uyo on the 1st of September 2017, while the return leg match is scheduled to be played in Yaounde three days later.

“Nigeria are a strong team” Bassogog told FIFA.com.

“They have very good players and many of them are playing in Europe. But we must defeat them if we are to maintain our qualifying hopes. We should take the game to them.

Cameroon are placed second on Group B standings with two points. Nigeria are sitting at the top of the group with six points with four matches left.

“We need to fight to defeat them. Our players are young, but we are strong as a team,” the Hernan Jianye midfielder continued.

“He (Hugo Broos – Cameroon coach) is a good coach. He knows what the players are good at so he can get the best out of us. In this team, everyone has his chance.”

The 21-year-old was instrumental as Cameroon won the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title and he was named the Player of the Tourname



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Hugo Broos: Racism should not be part of football


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Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Jun 26, 2017. 13:00


Cameroon head coach Hugo Broos says racism should not be part of football following racist incidents in Sochi, Russia.

The Indomitable Lions bowed out of the 2017 Confederations Cup after losing 3-1 to Germany in their last Group B match which was played in Sochi.

Prior to Cameroon’s arrival in Sochi, the city was forced to confront embarrassing and offensive images of people in Cameroon shirts wearing black face.

They were also carrying bananas as part of a summer parade in the city which is located on the Black coast near the boarder between Georgia and Russia.

“First of all, I think that it is not up to us to answer this type of question,” Broos said at a press conference.

The Belgian tactician, who guided Cameroon to the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) title in Gabon, made it clear that they are against racisms.

“And, secondly, of course, everywhere in the world, if we feel there is racism, of course we are against it,” he said.

“So, from that point of view, I think everyone agrees those things should not be part of football.”

Cameroon are leaving Russia – having lost to Chile and Germany, and held Australia to a draw during their campaign in the global tournament.

Russia are scheduled to host next year’s FIFA World Cup finals and five African nations are expected to take part in the competition.



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Broos: If Cameroon doesn’t beat Australia it’s over for us – 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup


epa06035882 Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui (L) of Cameroon and Edson Puch of Chile in action during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 group B soccer match between Cameroon and Chile at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, 18 June 2017. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

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Austin Ditlhobolo

Thursday Jun 22, 2017. 09:00


Cameroon head coach Hugo Broos has stressed the importance of beating Australia in their 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B match in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Thursday.

The African champions were defeated 2-0 by Chile in their first Group B match on Sunday, while Australia lost 3-2 to Germany on Monday. Belgian tactician Broos is now eyeing a win over Australia.

“I hope we start the game better than we did against Chile,” Broos told the media at a press conference according to BBC.

“The first 20 minutes were almost disastrous and if we didn’t have a bit of luck on our side, we could have been 3-0 down.

“I hope against Australia that from the first second of the game we will seek to dominate,” he said.

“I’ve seen a few games of Australia and there is a lot of enthusiasm in the team, a fighting spirit, so it’s a very difficult team to play against.

“But again we’ll need to be on our highest level if we are to beat them, and we have to beat them to keep up our chances to go further than the first round. It’s a different style than three days ago when we played Chile,” he added.

“If we don’t have a victory against Australia it’s finished for us. We know what to do but it’ll be a tough game.”

Kick-off between Cameroon and Australia is at 17h00. The match will take place at the Stadion Krestovskyi.



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It’s annoying to lose Oyongo, says Cameroon coach Broos


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Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Jun 16, 2017. 16:00


Cameroon head coach Hugo Broos believes that his side will be very competitive at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.

The Indomitable Lions qualified for the global competition after winning the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title in Gabon.

But Cameroon will be without Ambroise Oyongo in Russia. The left-back suffered an injury during the team’s 1-0 win over Morocco in 2019 AFCON qualifier in Yaounde last weekend.

Nevertheless, Belgian tactician Hugo Broos, the Indomitable Lions says Cameroon remain a competitive side as they prepare to take on Chile in their first match in Russia on Sunday.

“The Cameroon team remains competitive,” Broos told the Cameroonian Football Association website.

“Although it is annoying to lose a player, of course. But hey, that’s not why we should start the competition by saying “we will do our best”.

“No. I do not set a goal, but when you start a competition you have the ambition to go as far as possible.”

The Indomitable Lions are scheduled to face Southern American champions Chile at the Otkrytiye Arena in Moscow. Kick-off is at 19h00 CAT.



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Hugo Broos: We didn’t show our strength against Colombia


Vincent Aboubakar of Cameroon celebrates a victory with Hugo Broos

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Graeme Jackson

Friday Jun 16, 2017. 14:00


Hugo Broos says Cameroon should not be underestimated at the Confederations Cup following their heavy loss in a midweek friendly.

The Indomitable Lions will face Chile in their first Group B match in Moscow on Sunday evening, but come into the match licking their wounds after suffering a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Colombia in a friendly earlier this week.

Yet this loss was not a fair reflection of the team’s strengths, with Broos having made significant changes to the line-up following a win over Morocco in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers last Saturday.

“I cannot compare this match [4-0 loss to Colombia] with the one we will be delivering against Chile on Sunday,” explained the Cameroon coach.

“I wanted to give some players a chance to prove to me what they can do. So against Colombia, we did not play with our core strength.”

Broos added, “It was a good evaluation match for all of us; not just for the players. I had the opportunity to align some players to see what value they have.

“On Sunday, we will have a different team and the motivation will be different as we will be competing in the Confederations Cup.”

The Belgian coach is hopeful that Cameroon will use the Confederations Cup as an opportunity to grow and improve as a team, with challenges like qualifying for next year’s World Cup looming ahead of them.

“This participation will be a very good experience at the highest level,” said Broos.

“I will have a good judgment at the end of the Confederations Cup, especially what to improve, in which game compartment we have to look for other better players.

“We are going to Russia with ambitions, not necessarily that of winning the trophy.

“The ideal for us will be to show better performance compared to what we have demonstrated [in the 4-0 loss to Colombia].”



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Cameroon coach Hugo Broos explains why he turned down Al Ahly offer


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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Jun 16, 2017. 13:00


Cameroon coach Hugo Broos says he turned down Al Ahly’s coaching job offer due to living conditions in Egypt.

The Belgian manager was speaking before the Indomitable Lions’ participation at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia this weekend.

Broos said a number of managerial jobs opened up for him after his 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations triumph with Cameroon, including an offer from the Cairo giants.

The offers came after Broos led the Indomitable Lions to their fifth AFCON title in Gabon after a 2-1 win over seven-time winners Egypt in the final.

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“After the African Cup, I recieved offers from Ghana, South Africa, and Tunisia, and I also went to Egyptian top club Al Ahly,” said Broo to KingFut.

“I did not see myself going, so I decided to make a decision on three criteria. The sporting prime, the financial offer, and the family aspect was important too.

“I did not feel like being a manager in Egypt, because the living situation there is not ideal.”

The African champions are set to open their FIFA Confederations Cup account against Chile on Sunday, June 18.



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