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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’s appointment of Brys as manager suspended by sports tribunal

Cameroon’s appointment of Brys as manager suspended by sports tribunal

CAMEROON'S appointment of Belgian Marc Brys as head coach was suspended by the country's top sports tribunal on Tuesday following the petition of an amateur football club. The country's sports ministry stirred controversy last month when it named 61-year-old Brys as manager of the Indomitable Lions without consulting the football federation (FECAFOOT). The move sparked a dispute between the sports ministry and FECAFOOT, which said the government had made a unilateral decision. In response, it asked its president Samuel Eto'o to propose a national coach and other management staff for the national side within 72 hours, deepening its standoff with the sports ministry. Eto'o kept Brys…
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Cameroon government defends imposition of coach on national football team

Cameroon government defends imposition of coach on national football team

CAMEROON'S sports minister has written to the National Football Federation (FECAFOOT) to defend the appointment of a new national soccer team coach after FECAFOOT expressed surprise the decision was taken without its input. In the letter seen by Reuters, minister Narcisse Mouelle Kombi said the ministry had acted in accordance with national and international regulations when it appointed Belgian Marc Brys to take over as coach of the Indomitable Lions after the dismissal of Rigobert Song in February. FECAFOOT on Wednesday said the ministry had appointed Brys unilaterally and vowed to seek an explanation for this "regrettable situation". Any dispute between the government and…
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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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Cameroon suspend player over alleged identity fraud and face Cup of Nations ban

Cameroon suspend player over alleged identity fraud and face Cup of Nations ban

CAMEROON have suspended a player they took to the Africa Cup of Nations in the Ivory Coast earlier this year for allegedly falsifying his name and date of birth, which could see them face a future ban from the tournament. The Cameroon federation FECAFOOT on Monday named Wilfried Nathan Douala among 62 players suspended from the league over administrative irregularities, mostly double identity and age cheating. There was considerable surprise ahead of January's Cup of Nations finals, where Cameroon went out in the second round when coach Rigobert Song picked the 17-year-old Douala, an unheralded player from second-division club Victoria…
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