Cameroon sack head coach Seedorf following Afcon 2019 exit

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The defending champions were knocked out by Nigeria in the last 16, which prompted the federation to make a change

Cameroon sack Seedorf after Africa Cup of Nations disappointment

The defending champions were knocked out by Nigeria in the last 16, which prompted the federation to make a change

Cameroon have sacked coach Clarence Seedorf, the Cameroonian Football Federation has announced.

The Indomitable Lions had a disappointing outing at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) where they were knocked out by Nigeria in the Round of 16.

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Seedorf’s position was already under scrutiny before the tournament. On Tuesday, the Cameroon football hierarchy decided to show him and assistant coach Patrick Kluivert the exit door after 11 months in charge.

"After consulting the Fecafoot Executive Committee and the Ministry of Sports and Education, in the wake of the premature elimination of Cameroon senior male national team from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the Cameroon Football Federation, in conformity with the stipulations of the resolutive condition of their respective employment contracts, has decided to terminate the duties of coach Clarence Clyde Seedorf and his assistant Patrick Stephan Kluivert with immediate effect," a statement signed by Fecafoot president Seidou Mbombo Njoya read.

This decision came a day after Sports and Education Minister Narcisse Mouelle Kombi called for his dismissal on live television.

"Failures and inadequacies of technical supervision, as well as his inability to maintain discipline in the team, largely accounted for the failure of the Indomitable Lions at the 2019 Afcon, and these contradict the contract he signed on August 10, 2018," said Kombi.

Seedorf was criticised following his preference to work from outside Cameroon and only visit the country for a few days (for matches).

During his reign as head coach, the Dutchman boasted just three wins, with four draws and three defeats.

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