Cameroon Settles For Foreign Coach, Marc Brys After Woeful AFCON


Cameroon has announced the appointment of Belgian Marc Brys, aged 61, as the new head coach of their men’s football team, replacing former coach Rigobert Song, aged 47, whose contract was not renewed in February.

Brys will be supported by assistants Joachim Mununga and Giannis Xilouris, as well as a new technical, medical, and administrative staff, according to a statement from the sports ministry.

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Song’s contract, which was agreed upon in March 2022, concluded on February 29th. During his tenure, he led the Indomitable Lions to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where they secured a victory against Brazil but were eliminated in the group stage.

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During the recent Africa Cup of Nations finals in Ivory Coast, Song led the team to the round of 16, where they were defeated by eventual finalists Nigeria.

As a player, Song earned 137 caps for Cameroon.

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