While his Team Manager had announced something else, Hugo Broos said that Franc Kom should not have been at the Hotel.
What really happened with Franc Kom? The Karlsruhe midfielder in the German second division was one of Hugo Broos’ preconditions. He arrived at the Mont Febe Hotel in Yaounde on 2 January as his teammates for the start of the training course scheduled the next day. But he left on January 3 without participating in the first training session.
Reacting to information from the press, the Team Manager said: “Anything written yesterday on him (Franc Kom) is not true (…) The coach had already discussed with him beforehand on his Non-presence in the list of 23. He (Hugo Broos, Editor’s note) told him that it was not worth it to come to the regroupment. Kom came to greet his teammates and encourage them for the competition to come, “explained Alphonse Tchami.
In a press conference to present the list of 23, the coach was led to explain the situation of the former member of the Étoile du Sahel. And the least that can be said is that the explanation of Hugo Broos is contradictory to that of his Team Manager.
“Frank Kom was on the shortlist. He thought he had to be here on 2 January, yet he was never called to be here. I was greatly surprised to see him arrive at the hotel. I asked him what was happening and I understood that there was a misunderstanding, “said the coach.
Difficult to know after these versions, where the truth is.