Seven months since the appointment of Clarence Seedorf as head coach of the indomitable lions of Cameroon, the former Dutch international’s report card has been in blue-ink just once.
In five separate outings as headcoach,the former AC Milan midfielder has secured a win, two defeats and two draws.
Under his stewardship, the national football selection of Cameroon have conceded 4 goals and scored twice.
The team has also suffered from inconsistency in as he has never played with the same squad twice.
The 42 year old made his first appearance with the Indomitable lions in a 1:1 draw against Comoros Island in a group B Afcon qualifier match.
Seedorf signed a four year contract and was tasked in ensuring that the indomitable lions qualify for the 2019 AFCON, retain their continental title and book a place for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
However, his most glaring challenge is overcoming the Comoros island during the final group B qualifying match against Comoros in Yaounde.
Seedorf’s managerial modus operandi and the lion’s application on the field will either make or mare Cameroon’s continental ambitions for Egypt 2019, after the defending champions were stripped of hosting the AFCON 2019 by the confederation of African football (CAF).
The erstwhile Deportivo la Coruna and one of the most decorated Dutch players is on his first spell with a national football selection.
He replaced ‘hero made zero’, Hugo Bross who led Cameroon to their fifth continental title in Gabon 2017.
The football future of an entire nation now lies in the hands of the former Dutch international and his 23 call ups. While optimists are posied Seedorf and his boys will deliver come Match 23rd, persimists see Cameroon losen at home for the first time since 1970.
The lions gaffer will bee looking forward to his second win at the helm of the five times Africa champions. Cameroon is currently second in group B and need just a point to book a place for the 2019 AFCON finals.
(Emmanuel Beng on Twitter)