AFCON winning coach says wants to stay on as Cameroon coach

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The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) winning coach Hugo Bros has said he wants to stay on as Cameroon’s coach, just a week after saying he was frustrated at the position and was seriously considering his future.

The Belgian had initially threatened to quit over management and funding problems, but has now changed his stance after a meeting with Cameroon’s sport authorities.

Broos also rejected speculation that he had applied to be the coach of Ghana, though the Black Stars have now appointed Kwesi Appiah.

“I don’t want to leave Cameroon,” Broos said. “If I was going to leave Cameroon I would have done so a long time ago.”

Broos led a written-off Indomitable Lions team to AFCON victory in Gabon in February, beating more fancied sides like Ghana and Egypt.

“If there is a huge interest in Hugo Broos as coach it is normal. We won the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, we are the best team in Africa and we are at the summit of African football.

“It is evident countries and clubs looking for a coach contact me, it is normal. But I have a contract with Cameroon that expires in February 2018.

The AFCON win in Gabon ensured Cameroon booked a slot in the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia.

The Indomitable Lions face Nigeria home and away in a 2018 World Cup qualifier, hoping to feature in the world showdown.

Broos went on to ask for forgiveness from Cameroonians for his earlier sentiments, saying he had exaggerated the situation.

“I must have exaggerated and humiliated the Cameroonian people and I ask for forgiveness,” he said.

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