AFCON winning coach threatens to quit Cameroon duty

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Cameroon’s Africa Cup of Nations winning coach Hugo Broos has threatened to quit his position over management and funding problems in the national team set up.

The 64-year-old tactician who led a written-off Indomitable Lions team to tournament victory in Gabon said he is “seriously considering whether I should continue or not”.

He also said his players and staff have to work in “poor conditions” while Cameron Football Federation officials “sit in their chairs doing nothing”.

“I cannot accept this,” he added.

Broos made his comments in a news conference after a 2-1 defeat by Guinea in a friendly in Belgium on Tuesday, revealing the extent of the problems he has faced since his appointment in February 2016.

“One year ago when I started working with Cameroon I met many problems. Despite all this we worked hard and reached a new level. But the working conditions are not professional,” he said.

“For example, when we had to go to South Africa last year we were forced to wait for more than two hours on a plane because some officials wanted to put more people than necessary on the plane. It is not fair to pay for other people’s mistakes.

“Also when we went to Nantes the doctor had to pay for some drugs and bandages with his own money for the first two days. He has yet to be refunded.

“We travelled without training kit and equipment because it was too expensive to put it on the plane.

“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.”

The Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT) said through its Twitter page that it would launch an inquiry into what led Broos to make the comments.

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