The former captain of the Indomitable Lions now coach of A’ team estimates that every player is there to serve the nation.
Rigobert Song is not kind towards his former team-mate, Idriss Carlos Kameni. While the latter declined the invitation of coach Hugo Broos for the next two outputs of the Indomitable Lions (against Gambia and Gabon) in September, the Belgian coach decided never to call him again.
For Rigobert Song,
“we have no land title in the national team. A way to say that in the team when you are called, it’s either you come or you do not come. Surely there was an explanation he gave to the coach. They surely had a discussion and the coach made the decision. It bothers me to say that such a reason or another is wrong. In general we are here to serve the nation. When we are called, we must make efforts. Sometimes it’s difficult, but we must be present. On the other hand, Carlos remains a player on which the coach counts enormously on, “he said in an interview with our colleagues from Canal 2 International on Wednesday.
The Rigobert Song did not miss the opportunity to salute the work done by Hugo Broos since his arrival at the head of the Indomitable Lions.
“Since he arrived, he did a job that suits us, the breeders of the lower teams. Especially my team A’. In this list he took at least four local players. I am satisfied and I think that this policy leads us to give even more value to our players who play the local championship, “he said.
For him to have only four local players on the 23 is called a good start.
“There was a time where only one or two local players were called. Today we are at four, in so little time. This is already something. It is also true that he has a staff that he had himself already supervised outside, I think that his policy is to give a chance to everyone to try his luck. There are those who have played less during the qualifiers for the AFCON. This is a very good thing because we have a championship that is not so bad, but the players need to be put in trust, “he concludes.