The Cameroonian Football Federation, known as FECAFOOT, has appointed Dutch legends, Clarence Seedorf as head coach of the national football team, the Indomitable Lions.
According to the country’s Ministry of Sports, which made the announcement on Saturday, Seedorf will be assisted by a former national teammate, Patrick Kluivert.
The appointments came as the country continues to prepare to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Africanews reports that the decision by FECAFOOT ends a long controversy over who succeeds former coach, Hugo Broos. Broos led Cameroon to the continental title at the 2017 AFCON in Gabon.
The Belgian was sacked after failing to qualify the African champions for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Though according to reports, he had wanted to resign after the tournament in Gabon, over the administrative problems in Cameroon’s football.
Seedorf, 42, managed AC Milan, his former club in 2017, before he was fired. He also coached Chinese division one side, Shenzhen FC before he was appointed Manager of La Liga club, Deportivo La Coruna.
His assistant, Patrick Kluivert was Louis van Gaal’s assistant at the 2014 World Cup with the Netherlands, Where the team finished third.