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New Cameroon Coach Marc Brys Warns Samuel Eto’o Amid Appointment Controversy

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Cameroon’s new head coach, Marc Brys has issued a strong message to the country’s football association president, Samuel Eto’o amidst a contentious start to his tenure.

The Belgian tactician’s appointment reportedly orchestrated by the ministry of sports rather than the Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT) has sparked disagreement with Eto’o.

Expressing his dissatisfaction with the selection process, Eto’o has withheld his approval for Brys’ appointment, insisting that FECAFOOT should have been involved in the decision-making.

According to reports, Eto’o prefers a different candidate for the coaching role, highlighting the discord between the football legend and the national sports authorities.

Despite the lack of endorsement from Eto’o, Brys aged 61, remains open to engaging with FECAFOOT but asserts that his primary focus is on the team and upcoming matches.

“I’m not one to pursue individuals; my focus is on the team, staff, and players for the upcoming matches,” Brys stated.

Brys disclosed the details of his contract with the national team, indicating a monthly salary of €40,000, backed by state funding.

Explaining his decision to take on the Cameroon role, Brys emphasized his desire for new experiences and also expressed his plans to engage with local coaches, monitor league games, and assess youth talent to shape the country’s football future.

Brys’ appointment follows the departure of Rigobert Song who stepped down after Cameroon’s disappointing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations performance.

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