Cameroon Owes Coach Hugo Broos Half A Year’s Salary
Cameroon national team head coach Hugo Broos has yet to receive almost seven months’ worth of his salary from the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT).
The Belgian tactician led the Indomitable Lions to Africa Cup of Nations glory at the 2017 AFCON in Gabon, with Cameroon beating Egypt 2-1 in the final, but he has not been paid for half a year’s worth of wages.
Reports in Jeune Afrique suggest that the coach, who earns around $48,900 per month at the African champions, has not received a pay check since around September 2o16.
Broos’ exploits with the national team in February surprised many African soccer analysts, as Cameroon were not expected to feature in the decisive phases of the tournament, let alone win it altogether.
He led Cameroon to their fifth Nations Cup title, and despite reaching the heights that he did with the side, he is yet to be paid, and is owed around $342,300 if reports are accurate.
Hugo Broos being considered for Bafana
Broos was recently shortlisted as a candidate for the unoccupied South African national team coaching position, along with fellow AFCON-winning coach Herve Renard, with a final decision set to be made in the coming days.
The soccer authorities in Cameroon are not pleased with the fact that he has been linked with the Bafana post, as they would like for him to continue with the Indomitable Lions with a view to qualifying for next year’s World Cup.
Broos previously coached in his native Belgium, as well as Greece, Qatar, Turkey and Algeria, before joining the Cameroon national team. He has won Belgian league titles with both Club Brugge and Anderlecht, and has been named Belgium’s Coach of the Year four times.
Despite the pay problems he is experiencing in Cameroon, he must prepare the team for 2018 World Cup qualifiers that will continue later this year.
Cameroon will face Nigeria on matchday three of the World Cup qualifiers in Uyo this August. The Indomitable Lions are currently second in Group B with two points after two matches, four points behind the Super Eagles, who are currently on top with six points.