Hugo Broos enjoyed one of the greatest moments of his already successful coaching career when he guided Cameroon to the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations title, ending 15 barren years at continental level for the Indomitable Lions.
The wily Belgian was appointed in February 2016, and immediately set about revamping the squad, while retaining an experienced core consisting of Benjamin Moukandjo, Vincent Aboubakar and Nicolas Nkoulou. Introducing an element of competition at practically every position, he gave a chance to players who have now become essential to the Cameroon game plan, such as Christian Bassogog, Adolphe Teikeu and Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui.
A former international defender, Broos pulled on the Belgium jersey 24 times and played for just two clubs during his professional career: Anderlecht and Club Brugge. He later returned to those clubs as a coach, winning several prestigious trophies with both. A decade later, after working in Greece, Turkey and Algeria, he took on his first international job, and the rest is now history.