Cameroon have sacked coach Clarence Seedorf and his assistant Patrick Kluivert after their disappointing performance at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Their departure was necessitated after the country’s Sports Minister demanded they be relieved of their positions as coaches of the Indomitable Lions.

The defending champions were dumped out in the last 16 after losing 3-2 to Nigeria in the Round of 16 of the tournament.

The Indomitable Lions won just one of their four matches in Egypt, which led to calls from Sports Minister Narcisse Mouelle Kombi for the pair to be released from their contract.

Cameroon’s football federation announced in a statement that it has terminated the four-year contracts of both Seedorf and Kluivert.

The Dutch trainers took over the reigns of the Cameroon national team August last year with the task of retaining the Afcon crown.

The Football Association said that it had brought an end to the respective contracts of Seedorf and Kluivert ‘following the premature exit of Cameroon’s men’s flagship squad’.

Former AC Milan and the Netherlands midfielder Seedorf was in charge for 12 matches, but won only four – against Malawi, Comoros Islands, Zambia and Guinea-Bissau.

By Adeboye Amosu

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