Broos looks for Afcon salvation

Cameroon might have had their World Cup qualification hopes dashed with the draw against Nigeria, but coach Hugo Broos has dismissed media reports that he has quit the Idomitable Lions by saying he wants to win a second Africa Cup of Nations with the country.

 

The Cameroon federation issued a statement that denied the Belgian had resigned after Friday's 4-0 World Cup qualifying defeat by Nigeria.

"I want to stay with Cameroon," said Broos.

"I have ambitions - one of which is to win a second Nations Cup, in 2019 in Cameroon."

"I have never resigned. I am not someone who runs away when things go badly."

Broos, who briefly threatened to quit Cameroon earlier this year over management and funding problems, is scheduled to stay with the African champions until February 2018, when his contract runs out.

Earlier this year, the 65-year-old guided the Indomitable Lions to their fifth Nations Cup title - so ending a 15-year trophy drought.

Cameroon's form has suffered since February's Nations Cup final against Egypt, with Broos' side - who performed poorly at June's Confederations Cup in Russia - winning just two of their nine matches since.

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