The coach of Cameroon maintains that he has never decided to dismiss Carl Toko Ekambi of the Cameroonian selection. For him, the manager is the player. He is now waiting for the latter to take the first step to hope to return to selection.
The Toko Ekambi affair continues to generate a lot of ink and saliva. Between accusations and denials, Indomitable Lions fans do not know where to turn. Who to believe between the coach and the player of Anger?
Flashback … In early October when announcing the list of Cameroon who will meet Algeria for the fifth day of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Hugo Broos releases: ” Toko refused the selection because he believes he is not often tenured.
The player reacts the next day on the Vox Africa channel. ” I never refused to answer a summons. After receiving the pre-convocation, the staff called me to inform me that the coach had not retained me in the list of 23. How can I say in a conference that I boycotted the selection?“.
The proof by WhatsApp
A few days later, the website camfoot.com delivers its version. He confirms that Toko Ekambi was first pre-convened but not retained in the final list. But with the injury package of Eric Choupo-Moting, the Angevin was recalled to replace the player Stoke. It was at this point that he refused to come to the selection after an exchange with Alphonse Tchami, the team manager of the Indomptables.
Friday, October 27, the coach Hugo Broos returned to this controversy at the microphone. ” He (Toko Ekambi) sent a message on the WhatsApp app saying that he should no longer be called. I saw it (the message), insists the indomitable Lions coach. This comes from his number. If he finds there is a misunderstanding, it’s up to him to take the first step, it’s not mine. I do not want a public apology, but I think it’s up to him to pick up his phone, call me and explain himself. The ball is in his camp. ”