The coach of the Indomitable Lions does not envisage an elimination of Cameroon in the first round of the AFCON.
Hugo Broos knows that Cameroon does not really leave with the favors of the prognostications for the AFCON. But the coach of the indomitable Lions wants to do better than in 2015, in Equatorial Guinea, where Cameroon was out in the first round. A humiliation!
It is absolutely necessary to avoid a new affront. Hugo Broos said yesterday, January 4, 2017 by publishing the list of 23 players selected for the competition. “I will be the first to not be happy if we are eliminated in the first round. I will not accept to be eliminated in the first round, I will not accept to be home after three games, “said the Belgian technician emphatically.
The former coach of JS Kabylie does not want to underestimate the opponents of Cameroon in the group stage. (Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Burkina Faso). “The only thing we should avoid doing is to think that Cameroon and Gabon will pass into this group. If we go with these ideas in the games against Burkina Faso and Guinea Bissau, we are cooked, “he said again pointing out the poor performance with Zambia in November 2016.
By appointing him in February 2016, the Cameroonian authorities had assigned several missions to Hugo Broos. Notably: to qualify the Lions indomitable for the AFCON 2017 and the World Cup 2018. The first objective was reached. The second will be difficult to achieve after the first two qualifying games.
The other important objective of Broos is to bring Cameroon at least to the 3rd place of the AFCON. A level that the Lions have not reached since the final lost in 2008. A symbol for the quadruple champions of Africa who are going through a long shortage.