Mboma Blasts Cameroon For Appointing Seedorf As Coach
Former AC Milan player and coach Clarence Seedorf (photo credit: Getty Images)

Former Cameroon international Patrick Mboma has said Clarence Seedorf and Patrick Kluivert is inexperienced to coach the Indomitable Lions.

The Dutch duo was recently named as handlers of the 2019 African Cup of Nations hosts.

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Seedorf will be assisted by the former Barcelona man Kluivert, according to Cameroon’s football ruling body.

However, Mboma, 47, has lamented the move and said the coaches do not have the qualifications to handle the Central African team.

“I must confess that I was surprised to hear the news. Seedorf has got a very light experience as a coach,” the 2002 Afcon winner added.

“He has never stayed more than six months on the bench of any team, whether at AC Milan, FC Shenzhen or at Deportivo La Corogne, whom he was unable to save from relegation last season.”

Continuing, he said: “As for Kluivert, who is going to be Cameroon assistant coach, he briefly managed Curaçao, which I think is not sufficient to handle a big team like Cameroon.

“We are not arguing their fine careers as players. But I’m surprised that with less than a year to the Afcon which Cameroon is hosting, we name guys who have never worked in Africa and know nothing about African football.

“Seedorf doesn’t speak French. Kluivert speaks only a little. Not very good for the Lions, however, we have to let them prove what they can do for all to see.”

Mboma bagged 33 goals for the Indomitable Lions between 1995 and 2004 as he went on to win Olympic gold in 2000.