The normalization committee of the Cameroon football federation announced on Saturday August 4, 2018 the appointment of Mr Clarence Seedorf and Patrick Kluivert as head coach and assistant respectively of the Cameroon national team, the indomitable lions.
The two football technicians of Holland nationality were appointed following a selection test among a myriad of coaches both home and abroad who vied for the post. At the end of the scrupulous examination, these two experts aged 42 years each were chosen by the normalisation committee of the Cameroon football federation to be the bearers of the Cameroon flag as head coach and assistant coach of the Cameroon national team, the indomitable lions.
These two connoisseurs have as mission to prepare and rigorously select the players to play for the team. They also have cardinal missions to form a stable team with the quality of the fighting spirit in order to guarantee the success of the national team. These two former players of the Dutch national team have a formidable carrier which seduces the world as they were classified amongst the 100 best players in the history of football establish by the football icon Pele.
Mr Clarence Seedorf and Patrick Kluivert have written their names in the history of football as they have served technically and tactically at the helm of the management of AC Milan and Paris Saint Germaine. The specialists also took part in the 2014 world cup in Brazil as they put up a spectacular performance with the Holland national team. With their rich experience in football, they will obviously be a source of inspiration to the indomitable lions and a model for young Cameroonians.
According to the head coach, Mr Clarence Seedorf, the moment has come for him to repay the goodness his ancestors have offered him as an African child. Thus Cameroon is a spring board for his vision. He reiterated that he will put in his possible best for the Cameroon national team, the indomitable lions to remain at the top.
Clarence Seedorf and Patrick Kluivert will be required to get immediately to work to prepare the indomitable lions for the 1st AFCON group match against Comoros Island in September 2018. It should be recalled that seventy-seven applications were received by the committee charged with the scrutiny and recruitment of a coach for the indomitable lions.
The Cameroon national football team, nicknamed the Indomitable Lions or Untameable Lions, is the national team of Cameroon. It is controlled by the Cameroon football federation and has qualified seven times for the FIFA World Cup, more than any other African team in 1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014, they were the only African team to appear at both the 1990 and 1994 tournaments. However, the team has only made it once out of the group stage. They were the first African team to reach the quarter-final of the World Cup, in 1990, losing to England in extra time. They have also won five Africa Cup of Nations titles.