After Rejecting Marc Brys, Cameroon FA Boss Samuel Eto’o Eyes Former Nigeria Coach, 2 Others

After Rejecting Marc Brys, Cameroon FA Boss Samuel Eto’o Eyes Former Nigeria Coach, 2 Others

Babajide Orevba
April 16, 2024 at 9:20 AM
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  • Samuel Eto'o has disagreed with the choice of Marc Brys as the coach of the Cameroon national team
  • The African football legend has identified three managers for the plum job, including Jose Peseiro
  • Brys was handed a 30-month contract by the sports minister, but the FECAFOOT boss is not in support

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Amid the controversy over the nomination of Marc Brys to become the Cameroonian national football team head coach, Samuel Eto'o is said to prefer former Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro.

Barely two months after seeing off his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation, Jose Peseiro could return to coaching duties with FECAFOOT.

It was gathered that the Portuguese coach, who led the Super Eagles to finish AFCON 2023 as runners-up, is on Cameroon's list to fill the role of coach.

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Samuel Eto'o is not impressed with the appointment of Marc Brys by the Cameroon sports minister. Photo Credit: Bertrand Guay.
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Bola Narede reports that he is among three tacticians linked with the plum job, with Herve Renard and Fabio Cannavaro also being considered.

Reports earlier filtered in that Belgian manager Brys was handed a 30-month contract by Cameroon's sports minister Narcisse Mouelle Kombi as a replacement for Rigobert Song.

The decision sparked a row with top executives of the country's football federation led by its president, Samuel Eto'o.

The African legend claims Brys was appointed without consulting the football governing body. Eto'o said:

"The national federation cannot recognise these appointments made outside any legal and regulatory framework."

FECAFOOT officials stated that they were not part of the selection process, amid interest from a dozen-strong candidates including former Cameroon striker François Omam-Biyik

FIFA, the world game's governing body, bans all forms of government involvement in football. A spokesperson said on Tuesday:

"We are trying to shed light on this regrettable situation."

Meanwhile, Jose Peseiro remains available in the market as he was earlier linked with Algeria.

Peseiro, Mosimane linked with Kaizer Chiefs

Sports Brief earlier reported that Abha Club manager, Pitso Mosimane, has been tipped for the Kaizer Chiefs coaching position, but reports say Jose Peseiro could get the appointment.

Since the sacking of Molefi Ntseki in October 2023 after just four months of his appointment, Cavin Johnson has been drafted to the position temporarily.

It was gathered that Amakhosi officials have already requested a meeting with the tactician's agent.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.