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Cameroon Appoints A New Coach

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Clarence Seedorf, the ex Dutch international midfielder has been appointed as Cameroon’s new coach in addition to Patrick Kluivert, who would assist Seedorf who has already been his teammate before. Pierre Ismael Bidoung Mkpatt, the Minister of Sport & Education of Cameroon made the announcement in a news conference. There were talks about Sven-Goran Eriksson; the ex-England manager could not get to an agreement.

Seedorf is all set to take over from Hugo Broos, the Belgian who was leading the side for a win at African Nations Cup finals in 2017. However, he failed to achieve victory during the World Cup in Russia. Since then, Alexandre Belinga is the caretaker coach. The Nations Cup title will be defended by Cameroon in their home soil next year, which would be the debut major final test for the new team.

The 42 year old Seedorf would take on his new assignment with the national team, although he has not much about experience as a coach, although he did follow for a short span of time with Deportivo La Coruna and Shenzhen and AC Milan. These teams were led by Seedorf in 52games altogether. He is known for his football career mostly at Real Madrid, AC Milan and Ajax Amsterdam as he won the Champions League by every club. Besides, he was successfully capped by Netherlands around 87 times from 1994 to 2008.

The playing career of former striker Kluivert also had Ajax as he was the winner of the Champions League with Seedorf. In addition, there were Barcelona and Milan wherein the player spends almost 6 seasons.  In the year 2012 and 2014, he was an assistant coach for Louis van Gaal, the owner Netherlands and also managing Curacao for a short duration of time. The Cameroon Football Federation has not yet made any announcement on the vacant position for a coach.