Marc Brys , sélectionneur du Cameroun

Cameroon: huge twist, FIFA disavows Marc Brys

While it had recognized Marc Brys as national coach of the Indomitable Lions, FIFA backtracked. The body withdrew the name of the Belgian technician from the Cameroonian selection sheet on Wednesday.

It's a film worthy of a Mexican telenovela that takes place in Cameroon. Recently appointed head of the Indomitable Lions to replace Rigobert Song whose contract expired was not renewed, Marc Brys is no longer the official coach of the Cameroonian selection. In any case, this is what the FIFA note dated Wednesday April 24 mentions.

While it had initially recognized the Belgian technician as the coach of the quadruple African champions, the umbrella body of world football reversed course by removing the name of the ex-Louvain coach from the selection sheet on Wednesday. Cameroonian.

A way to avoid taking a stand in the standoff between the Cameroonian government and Fécafoot? The president of the Cameroonian Federation, Samuel Eto'o, had in fact refused to formalize the appointment of Marc Brys, brought to the helm by the Minister of Sports, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi, believing that the body he heads has not been consulted. Since then, each camp has claimed its title through the media.

It now remains to be seen how this situation will resolve itself, a few months before the resumption of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. At the head of Pool D, the Indomitable Lions will face Cape Verde and Angola, 3 and 10 next June, counting for the 3rd and 4th days of the qualifying phases.