In Summary
  • West African giants Cameroon have sacked their head coach Marc Brys
  • Fecafoot had accused the sports ministry of unilaterally appointing the Belgian
  • Eto’o clashed with coach Marc Brys at a meeting ahead of World Cup qualifiers

Cameroon have sacked manager Marc Brys following an emergency meeting called by Samuel Eto’o after the pair were involved in an explosive confrontation at a meeting.

Brys was appointed as Cameroon manager in April by the country’s Sports Ministry, rather than the football federation (Fecafoot) led by Eto’o.

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Eto’o Vs Brys

A video saw Samuel Eto’o, left, confronting Cameroon manager Marc Brys at a meeting/ScreenGrab


Cameroon’s football crisis deepened when a meeting between Eto’o and the newly appointed Belgian coach escalated into a tense altercation.

Brys had been invited for a “working session” as part of the preparations for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

However, several of his support staff, appointed by the sports ministry, were barred from entering the Fecafoot headquarters in Yaoundé.

Video footage circulating on social media shows a cordial welcome by Eto’o that quickly devolves into a contentious exchange. This was the first meeting between Eto’o and Brys, who was appointed by the sports ministry in early April without any input from Fecafoot, setting the stage for conflict.


Following an emergency meeting of Fecafoot’s executive committee, Martin Ndtoungou was named interim coach of the Indomitable Lions.


A statement accused Brys of making ‘disrespectful comments’ towards Eto’o and an ‘outright refusal to collaborate’.
Etoo at Fecafoot

His spell as Fecafoot president has been hit by several controversies, including a reported feud with Man United goalkeeper Andre Onana and a violent altercation with a supporter in Qatar.

Eto’o and his close aides have also been accused of being involved in match-fixing, abuse of power, physical threats, inciting violence and spreading false information in Cameroon, with CAF said to be looking into various claims

The sports ministry has yet to comment on this latest power struggle with Fecafoot.

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