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Broos Sues Cameroon’s FA, Wants $1.7m Compensation

Former Cameroon national team head coach Hugo Broos has sued Cameroon Football Association (FECAFOOT) for unlawful termination of service.

Former Cameroon national team head coach Hugo Broos has sued the normalization committee that runs Cameroon Football Association (FECAFOOT) for unlawful termination of service.

Cameroon fired Broos less than a year after he led the country to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) title and two months short of the end of his two-year contract.

Broos wants the Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS based in Lausanne, Switzerland to declare that the termination of his contract by Fecafoot as wrong and unlawful.

A sources close to the coach told Ducor Sports that the ex-Belgian international filed his case with CAS on 21st July and the body has written to inform the normalization committee sitting in Yaounde.

Documents filed at the CAS, the source added, indicate Broos wants the federation ordered to pay him a total of USD 1.7 million (1.5Million Euros). He decided to take the matter to FIFA after Fecafoot’s normalization committee failed to reply to letters from his lawyer that he be paid off.

Broos also is said to have a proof of extension of his contract that was not made public, which states that he was to stay until the end of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations that Cameroon will be hosting.

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the source revealed.

Efforts to reach top officials of the Fecafoot’s normalization committee, Dieudonne Happi, the president, who along with his deputy Marcelle Denis and other committee members  are believed to have been dragged by Broos to CAS, to speak on the development were futile as their telephone lines were switched off.

The 65-year-old, who is currently coaching Belgian side KV Oostede, led the Indomitable Lions to a surprise triumph in the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon, January last year.

However, a poor performance at the Confederation Cup in Russia in mid-last year followed by failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, sealed his fate.

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