They had a good time in Cameroon’s national team. Some for their experience, others for their talent. Yet, overnight, they had either to be set aside or chosen to move away, because of the coach whose choices didnt favour them.
André Onana: The Ajax of Netherlands No. 1 goalkeeper, played all the championship and European Cup matches. Yet, it is Fabrice Ondoa (0 match for years in club) that the coach prefers. He decided to take a break.
Henri Bédimo: The left back was lastly summoned on the eve of AFCON 2017. He was injured a few days after and was examined by the before declared unfit for the game. However, when Oyongo was injured on the eve of Confederation, it was expected that Broos would call him back as a reinforcement. Instead, the coach chose to go to Russia with 22 players.
Nicolas Nkoulou: At the 2017 AFCON, Hugo Broos told the press that he will only use him if Cameroon reaches the semi-finals. A match later, the coach aligned him. And in the final, it was him who scored the equalizer goal against Egypt (2-1) after coming in for Teikeu’s place, before announcing that he was taking a break, away from the National team.
Joël Matip:Since he suffered during the 2014 World Cup, the Liverpool player has decided to turn his back on the selection. Hugo Broos contacted him several times, but the defender did not let himself be convinced.
Allan Nyom: Accused by the staff of Broos for coming into selections only to receive the bonuses and to pack the equipment meant for him, Allan Nyom has left the group for a long time. Meanwhile, Cameroon has often suffered from having no full right back.
Marvin Matip: His last game in Cameroon was in March 2016. It was during the reception of South Africa, in the qualifiers of AFCON 2017, in Limbe. And it was on the bench that he had to spend most of the game time at the expense of a Tony Tchani who was a flope. Since then, he has cut the bridges with Hugo Broos.
Alexandre Song: Banned from the national team after World Cup 2014, Hugo Broos has often made contact with him, but it has never yielded any fruit.
Ibrahim Amadou: Every time he was contacted by Hugo Broos, the Lille midfielder said: no. Without giving more details about his decision. If commentators believe that the latter is watching the national selection of France, others think that he would not trust Broos whose reputation is now tainted by rumours of corruption.
Choupo-Moting: Hugo Broos does not believe too much in his recurring injuries. For him, the attacker simply does not want to play any more. Finally, as long as he is the coach. And that can be understood. Choupo-Moting would not support the fact that less experienced and less successful players are preferred to him.
Toko Ekambi: The last grouping of the Lions was the opportunity for the striker of Angers to express his discontent with the choices of Hugo Broos. Pre-summoned, then informed that he is not on the list, before being called back at the last minute, the player finally declined the call.
Samuel Eto’o: Officially, Hugo Broos never mentioned the name of Samuel Eto’o in public. However, lobbies were activated for a return of the ex-captain of the Lions in the selection during the last meetings. But the striker of Antalyaspor who does not want to have anything to do with the Belgian coach gave the same answer to all those who hoped to convince him: “No, thank you! “.
translated from Camfoot