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Indomitable Lions: Despite the controversy, Marc Brys is actively preparing for upcoming meetings!

Indomitable Lions: Despite the controversy, Marc Brys is actively preparing for upcoming meetings!

Published on 24 May 2024

Marc Brys has been dismissed from his position in Cameroon. But the Belgian technician is actively preparing the matches for qualification for the 2026 World Cup.


A few weeks before the resumption of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, it is still difficult to know if Marc Brys and his staff will support the Indomitable Lions during this FIFA period. Indeed, the appointment of the Belgian as coach of Cameroon, imposed by the Ministry of Sports at the beginning of April, was invalidated, reported the Cameroon Football Federation on Tuesday in a press release.

FECAFOOT, through its president, Samuel Eto’o, considered this “unilateral” appointment illegal, filing an appeal before the Chamber of Conciliation and Arbitration of the National Olympic and Sports Committee of Cameroon (CNOSC). For the Cameroonian federation, the immediate consequence of the CNOSC decisions is “the immediate suspension of the staff of the Indomitable Lions, led by Marc Brys, national coach-coach”. “FECAFOOT reserves the right to transfer its decisions to FIFA,” she continues.

Fired without having had time to manage a single match with the selection, Brys must wonder where he has put his feet. However, he had announced his list for the upcoming matches against Cape Verde and Angola at the beginning of June.   Two weeks before these World Cup qualifying matches, it is therefore impossible to say who will lead Cameroon, Brys' technical staff having jumped with him. But according to those around the Blege coach, the news is “fake news”. He claims there is no question of dismissal.

Brys therefore continues to prepare for the qualifying matches for the 2026 World Cup against Cape Verde on June 8 and in Angola on June 11. According to our colleagues from Camerfoot-infos, He will visit the Ngoa-Ekelle military stadium, which should serve as the Indomitable Lions training ground for this group.

Brys, 61, was introduced about two months ago by Cameroonian Sports Minister Narcisse Mouelle Kombi as Rigobert Song's successor. But the Cameroon Football Federation, through its president Samuel Eto'o, immediately announced its disagreement and appealed to the Conciliation and Arbitration Chamber of the Cameroon National Olympic Committee (CNOSC). According to Eto'o, there was no legal and regulatory framework to appoint Brys and his technical team.

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