Cameroon FECAFOOT Sidelines Brys, Appoint Ndtoungou As Interim Head Coach

The Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) has replaced newly appointed Belgian coach Marc Brys with Martin Ndtoungou on an interim basis ahead of next month’s 2026 World Cup qualifiers, according to a statement.

The decision came after a furious argument between Brys and federation president Samuel Eto’o on Tuesday, which culminated a standoff between the two since the Belgian was hired by the country’s sports ministry in April, against Eto’o’s desires.

Brys had been invited to a working session on Tuesday, but some of his support workers, who were also appointed by the sports ministry, were denied access to the premises in Yaounde.

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FECAFOOT later held a meeting of its Emergency Committee, which voted to implement the adjustment.

The decision might put Eto’o at odds with the sports ministry, which has previously stayed firm on Brys’ appointment despite resistance from the federation.

Football federations typically hire and pay their coaches, however in some African countries, the government does so, particularly when federations are underfunded.

Cameroon has four points from its first two qualifiers and will host Cape Verde on June 8 before travelling to Angola three days later.

Only the winners of the nine six-team groups are automatically qualified for the finals in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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