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AFCON 2019

Cameroon axe Seedorf and Kluivert after Africa Cup of Nations exit

A last-16 exit at the Africa Cup of Nations has resulted in Cameroon sacking coach Clarence Seedorf and assistant Patrick Kluivert.

Cameroon axe Seedorf and Kluivert after Africa Cup of Nations

Cameroon have sacked coach Clarence Seedorf and his assistant Patrick Kluivert after the Indomitable Lions' last-16 exit at this year's Africa Cup of Nations. The 2017 AFCON champions produced a weak defence of their title in Egypt, exiting courtesy of a 3-2 defeat to Nigeria having won just one of their three games in Group F. That has resulted in former AC Milan and Netherlands stars Seedorf and Kluivert losing their jobs less than a year after being hired. Seedorf was in charge for 10 games, winning three, drawing four and losing three.

Cameroon statement

A statement from the Cameroon Football Federation's president Seidou Mbombo Njoya said: "In the wake of the premature elimination of Cameroon 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 Seedorf and his assistant Patrick Kluivert with immediate effect." 

Seedorf's coaching career

The Cameroon job was Seedorf's fourth coaching role in football, with the 43-year-old having previously had short stints in charge of AC Milan, Shenzhen and Deportivo de la Coruña