Two Dutch football technicians, Clarence Seerdorf and Patrick Kluivert have finalised a four year contract to manage the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.
The deal was sealed between the duo, Cameroon’s Ministry of Sports and Physical Education and the President of the Normalisation Committee at FECAFOOT.
The long awaited contract was signed in the early hours of Friday 10th August 2018 witnessed by football authorities and heavy media presence.
After the paper work of the contract stating the former football star, Clarence Seedorf as Head Coach to be assisted by his former team mate, Patrick Kluivert, the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Bidoung Mpkatt took to the rostrum.
He welcomed the duo to the Cameroon’s national team stating that the choice of the technical team was also backed by President Paul Biya’s admiration for their impressive football careers.
In a rather stern tone, the Minister stated “Les Camerounaise n’aime pas perd” translated to mean “Cameroonians hate defeat”
It is this hatred for defeat that led competent authorities to bank on you, a duo with great reputation in the domain of football, the Minister continued.
Mr Bidoung in greater detail, spelled out the missions assigned to the two football technicians during their four year stay at the Lions’ den.
Some of these include;
-Preparing list of players
-Upholding discipline within the team
-Drafting programme schedules and coordination of the technical activities of the team
-Drafting the calendar of activities
-Preparing the squad for local and international competitions.
-Partnering with FECAFOOT to ensure the Indomitable Lions’ participate in all test games and friendlies.
The technicians will eventually coach the female national team, the U-23, U-20 and U-17 teams in times of need.
The Minister of Sports and Physical Education exhorted the coaches to bring back past glory of the Indomitable Lions.
He challenged them to revive the fighting spirit of the squad through team work as 2019 AFCON comes close.
Head Coach Clarence Seedorf responded by stating, in a lighter tone that, he understands his job and is ready for real business.
He promised Cameroonians victory in the coming days as the country braces up for the 2019 AFCON.
His immediate task will be to draft a list of players on or before 20th August 2018 ahead of a qualifier game with the Comoros Island.
The financial part of the contract was concealed though many speculate the contract with the duo should be cheaper than previous contracts.
The two celebrated footballers come to feel a post left vacant in the past eight months.