The sportmomenten of the year: how Hugo Broos in the most difficult circumstances, his biggest success

Until the end of the year looks editors of Sports/Voetbalmagazine every weekday back in 2017 on the basis of the most remarkable sportmomenten. A quirky selection. Today: Hugo Broos win with Cameroon, as the first Belgian coach of the Africa Cup.

Hugo Broos © Belga Image

Rejected, finished and buried, he was already at his appointment. Never before in his life and work, was Hugo Broos extreme, criticized, belittled, then as coach of Cameroon. From the first day he was dismissed as incompetent.

But he remained serene, and stood above all of the lobbies, influence and intrigue at the Indomitable Lions, consists of a course of conduct, made pure choices and won a year later with a three-quarters revamped selection and the second-youngest team of the tournament all of a sudden the African landenkampioenschap in Gabon.

Under his leadership, changed everything. For ego’s and celebrities that clans created, and conditions allowed, was no more, what for more discipline, dynamism and team spirit made.

Also in the finals of the Africa Cup against favourites Egypt was the impact of the Belgian coach (and his right hand Sven Vandenbroeck) is undeniable. After the backlog recast him in the second half the midfield and got his team a grip on the match. Two invaders, ‘gold bills’, were ultimately the difference on the scoreboard.

In the most difficult circumstances ever obtained a Hugo Broos his biggest success as a trainer ever, champion of Africa, something a countryman to him, never happened before. Penalty punch!

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