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Cameroon appoint Ndtoungou as interim coach after Brys is sidelined

Cameroon appoint Ndtoungou as interim coach after Brys is sidelined

THE organisation said that the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) have sidelined newly-appointed Belgian coach Marc Brys and replaced him with Martin Ndtoungou on an interim basis ahead of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers next month. The decision follows a heated exchange between Brys and federation president Samuel Eto’o on Tuesday, the culmination of a stand-off between the pair after the Belgian was appointed by the country’s sports ministry in April, against the wishes of Eto’o. Brys had been invited for a working session on Tuesday but several of his support staff, also appointed by the sports ministry, were refused entry to the…
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Cameroon federation surprised at naming of new national coach Brys

Cameroon federation surprised at naming of new national coach Brys

CAMEROON'S football federation (FECAFOOT) did not know about the appointment of a new national team coach and was surprised by the sports ministry announcement naming Belgian Marc Brys. Cameroon Sports Minister Narcisse Mouelle Kombi said 61-year-old Brys was taking over as coach of the Indomitable Lions following the dismissal of Rigobert Song in February. But the federation said on Wednesday it was taken aback by the news, setting up the potential of conflict between the sports ministry and soccer federation which could lead to a ban for one of Africa's footballing heavyweights. “The Cameroonian Football Federation has learned, at the same time as…
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Onana out of Cameroon’s World Cup qualifier

Onana out of Cameroon’s World Cup qualifier

GOALKEEPER Andre Onana has pulled out of Cameroon’s World Cup qualifier against Libya on Tuesday after leaving the field injured when they beat Mauritius in their opening Group D game. Onana has returned to Manchester United for treatment for an unspecified injury, the Cameroon Football Federation said on Sunday. He looked to be struggling with his adductors when he went off with 10 minutes left of the 3-0 win over Mauritius in Douala but no detail of his injury was given by the federation. Several press reports said his decision to leave the game was a precautionary measure and that…
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World Cup ‘22: Cameroon keeper sent home

World Cup ‘22: Cameroon keeper sent home

MANASI PATHAK CAMEROON'S first-choice goalkeeper Andre Onana has been suspended for disciplinary reasons, the country's federation (FECAFOOT) said after he was left out of the squad for their 3-3 draw with Serbia at the World Cup. Onana was marked as "absent" on the team sheet, with head coach Rigobert Song saying he had to "put the team first ahead of an individual" amid reports of a falling-out over tactics. Cameroon is third in Group G on one point and needs to beat Brazil in their final group game on Friday to stand any chance of reaching the last 16. "The…
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