Hugo Broos hoping Cameroon can make the most of their "unique opportunity" in the AFCON final
Posted: 5 February 2017 Time: 18:03
Cameroon coach Hugo Broos hopes his young players can make the most of their “unique opportunity” when they face Egypt in the 2017 African Nations Cup final on Sunday.
The Indomitable Lions have proved the surprise package in Gabon this year, with 14 of their 23-man squad making their debuts at the continental showpiece after a host of first-choice players withdrew prior to the tournament.
As such, Broos - who has received plenty of praise from his squad members - knows this chance may not come around again for many and hopes they can grab the chance with both hands.
“For these young players - 14 of the 23 are playing at their first Cup of Nations - it is possibly a unique opportunity in their careers to win the trophy," he said.
Cameroon captain Benjamin Moukandjo echoed his coach’s sentiments, adding: "Of course when you get to this stage you want to win but I think looking at the run we have had we have already done well.
“I don't think anyone here would have bet a cent on us beforehand and that's a real shame."
Sunday also saw the third place play-off between Ghana and Burkina Faso, where the Black Stars were left shocked after falling to a 1-0 loss to miss out on the bronze.