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Cameroon FA shocked as sports activities ministry hires new group coach

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Cameroon’s soccer federation expressed its “nice astonishment” after studying that the sports activities ministry had employed Marc Brys as the brand new coach of the nation’s nationwide group.

The Belgian succeeds Rigobert Music, whose contract expired after the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this 12 months and was not renewed.

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“The Cameroonian Soccer Federation realized, similtaneously all Cameroonians, of the appointment to positions of duty throughout the nationwide senior males’s soccer choice,” a federation assertion stated.

It stated the choice was made “unilaterally” and expressed its “nice astonishment at this act which is opposite to the phrases of Decree No. 2014/384 of September 26, 2014 regarding the group and operation of nationwide soccer groups.”

FIFA prohibits all types of authorities involvement in soccer on a nationwide foundation. ESPN has reached out to FIFA for remark.

The federation stated it was making an attempt “to make clear this regrettable state of affairs.”

Music led the Indomitable Lions to the spherical of 16 on the Africa Cup of Nations.

Info from the Related Press contributed to this report.