Crisis hits Cameroon, Broos threatens to quit

Cameroon’s Africa Cup of Nations-winning coach Hugo Broos has threatened to quit over management and funding problems in the national team set-up, BBC Sport reports.

Broos, who led the team to the trophy in Gabon in February, said he is “seriously considering whether I should continue or not”.

Cameroon, who are  the hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, face Nigeria in a Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying double-header in August 28 and September 2.

Broos also said his players and staff had  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.”

Cameroon’s Football Federation  said on its Twitter page that it would launch an inquiry into what led to the comments from Broos.

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