The former member of the Belgian clubs Genk and Lierse reveals his role in the transaction and claims a share of Cameroon’s success at the last edition of the Africa Cup of Nations.
“It is a great victory for me too and a very big satisfaction. Hugo is someone who made me grow up in football, he’s someone who has also opened my eyes to football. ” The one who said this is Eric Matoukou, a former Cameroonian international footballer.
The former indomitable Lion was interviewed on February 6, 2017 by the Belgian site walfoot.be. He is attributed the success of the Cameroonian national selection. And for good reason, he helped to recruit Hugo Broos. “The agent who had to look after a coach asked me several times what I thought. Hugo Broos is someone I know well and I said his character was very good with that of the team, “reports the 33-year-old defender.
“I think today that I was right. He is someone who has now entered the history of Cameroon with this victory, it is fantastic. The agent who brought him to the coach’s post sent me a message yesterday evening to tell me ” Eric, I thank you again”. So I had a very nice night with this message, “he adds.
Eric Matoukou knew Hugo Broos during his stay in Genk (from 2005 to 2008). The Belgian technician had made the Cameroonian one of his holders. “Hugo is someone who made me grow up in football, he’s someone who has also opened my eyes,” says the football player.
He presents Hugo Broos as “someone who is very harsh.” He believes that it was this character trait he imposed on the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon and won them the Afcon. “There was no star, big name, there were guys who dreamed of it all their childhood. And the coach was able to give them all the necessary confidence. He told them: ” I am counting on you, there is only you who can change your destiny ”. It is an example for everyone. Everything is possible if you believe in it, “comments Matoukou.