Cameroun players lift their coach, Hugo Broos, in celebration after beating Egypt 2-1 to win the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations at the Stade de l’Amitie Sino-Gabonaise in Libreville…on Sunday. PHOTO: AFP.
Cameroun may meet Nigeria in their back-to-back Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers without their African Nations Cup winning coach, Hugo Broos.
Nigeria will host Cameroun in the first leg of the qualifier in August and travel to Limbe for the return leg in September.
Four points from the matches will push the Super Eagles closer to the World Cup, while Cameroun needs to beat Nigeria in the two games to overtake Gernot Rohr’s team on top of the Group B table.
However, Cameroun are in danger of losing Broos, who is being courted by South Africa to take over from the sacked Shakes Mashaba.
South African Football Federation (SAFA) yesterday listed Broos alongside former Cote d’Ivoire coach, Harve Renard, Portugal’s Carlos Quirezo, former England boss, Roy Hodgson and Cliff Baxter.
SAFA is expected to unveil the new coach as early as next month before the Bafana Bafana meet Angola and Guinea Bissau in two international friendlies.
Reports from South Africa say the shortlist was made by Bafana Bafana legends, Benni McCarthy, Lucas Radebe and Neil Tovey.
SAFA will meet next week where it is scheduled to announce the new coach.
According to the reports, negotiation of contract and salary with the prospect coach are already in place.
The new coach is expected to have his first competitive match with Bafana Bafana in June when they visit Uyo to face Nigeria at the start of the 2019 Nations Cup qualifiers.
He will also be tasked to guide the team in the last four 2018 Russia World Cup qualifiers from August to November against Cape Verde, Burkina Faso and Senegal.