African Football

Cameroon sacks coach Marc Brys amid conflict with Fecafoot President Samuel Eto’o

Cameroon have sacked head coach Marc Brys just six weeks after his appointment. The decision comes in the wake of a heated altercation between the Belgian coach and Samuel Eto’o, President of the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot).

The Indomitable Lions have swiftly appointed Martin Ndtoungou as the interim head coach, preparing for the upcoming 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Recall that Samuel Eto’o led FECAFOOT never backed the decision to appoint Brys as head coach of the Indomitable Lions, with the former Barcelona star, absent at the unveiling ceremony.

The conflict between Brys and Eto’o escalated severely, with Eto’o delivering a stern reprimand to the Belgian coach. “I’m the president; you don’t talk to me like that. Do you think I can do that in Belgium? So how do you think you can do that in Cameroon?” Eto’o stated in a video circulating on social media.

Brys’ appointment in April had already faced resistance from Eto’o, as the sports ministry made the decision without Fecafoot’s input. The coach was accused of refusing to communicate training schedules and the final list of players for the World Cup qualifiers, according to an official Fecafoot statement.

This development marks a significant setback for Cameroon’s preparations for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The team will now regroup under the guidance of interim coach Martin Ndtoungou as they aim to overcome this disruption and focus on their qualification campaign.

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