This scandal could be avoided in Brussels but the tenacity of the director of the Ministry of Finance was stronger forcing Cameroon to appear in her favorite outfit. This is the story of a humiliation for 5000 Euros.
Everything had been well pointed at the departure from Cameroon. At the MINSEP, our source tells us that with a total budget of around a hundred million, the MINFI had to deal with the transport of players and supervisors plus some extras related to the training course. The FECAFOOT took charge of the accommodation of the delegation.
Returned to Brussels, the payment of 5000 Euros (budgeted, Editor’s note) representing some extras was imposed. And it is in all logic that the hotel officials appeal to the manager of the MINFI who opposes a pledge of not receiving pretending not to have seen the contract of the friendly match. Faced with the status quo, the Lions coordination decided to use the services of the Embassy of Cameroon which agreed to erase the slate. It was without counting on a deaf dialogue that settled between the accounting department of the Embassy and the steward of the Ministry of Finance, leading to the blocking of some rooms and then the delay of three hours on lunch. The hotel refused to serve the players if the payment was not made.
Vexed by these approximations, Hugo Broos decided to unpack everything after the match against Guinea. And despite several attempts at deterrence, the national coach remained marble, breaking the obligation of reserve conferred on him by his position.
Convened next Tuesday in Yaoundé, the Belgian will have the opportunity to take stock of what really happened in Brussels.