Seedorf and Kluivert depart Cameroon following disappointing AFCON campaign

Cameroon have fired their head coach Clarence Seedorf and his assistant Patrick Kluivert on Tuesday following their early exit for AFCON 2019
The central African nation failed to defend the title they won two years ago following a 3-2 loss to Nigeria in the round of 16.
The loss to the Super Eagles primarily meant that the Indomitable Lions left the biennial competition with only one victory in four matches. Having started the campaign well with a 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau, the defending champions drew the next two games against Ghana and Benin to finish as runners-up in their group.
The unacceptable spell prompted the demotion of Seedorf and Kluivert by the Cameroon sports minister, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi. He claimed that the duo was not fit for the task. The Cameroon football organization along these lines moved to end the four-year contract signed with the two ex-Dutch internationals.
While speaking to Cameroon’s CRTV, Mr Kombi expressed his disappointment over the jobs of the two head coaches. He cited the failures and inadequacies of technical supervision. Also, he claimed that the head coach was unable to maintain discipline in the team, which was responsible for their early elimination from the on-going AFCON 2019.
“It seems to me that a renewal of the technical staff, reforming of the senior national team and all other national categories are necessary.”
“I have asked the President of Fecafoot to inform him, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the contract,” he told CRTV.
Former Dutch international Seedorf won just three of nine competitive matches after taking over the Indomitable Lions alongside his deputy Kluivert in August 2018.

Author: Cossy

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