Cameroon appoint Brys as new head coach

football02 April 2024 22:12| © Reuters
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Cameroon have appointed Belgian Marc Brys as the new head coach of their men's football team, the sports ministry said in a statement on Tuesday, following news in February that former coach Rigobert Song's contract would not be renewed.

Brys would be assisted by Joachim Mununga and Giannis Xilouris, the statement said. It also named new technical, medical and administrative staff.

Song's contract, agreed in March 2022, came to an end on February 29.

He led the Indomitable Lions to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where they beat Brazil but went out in the group stage.

At the recent Africa Cup of Nations finals in Ivory Coast, he could only guide the side to the last 16 where they were beaten by eventual finalists Nigeria.

Song won 137 caps with Cameroon as a player.