Barely two weeks after Cameroon decided to sack their national football team coach Clarence Clyde Seedorf, there are talks of a possible return to Africa for the 42 year old Dutchman.
Sierra Football Association (SLFA) has opened applications for the vacant head coach role. Our sources in Sierra Leone say there is keen interest on getting the former Real Madrid star for the coaching job as applications for the vacant position keep making their way to the General Secretariat of the Football house
The West African nation only got clearance to rejoin global football activities earlier this year. It is believed SFLA is out in search of a high profile coach to get things back on track ahead of their commitments in the AFCON and World Cup Qualifiers coming up later this year.
The Spokesman of the Sierra Leone Football Federation Ibrahim Kamara has declined commenting to kick442.com questions on their interests on the Dutch gaffer but acknowledged they are collecting files from applicants and will make shortlist public once the application process is complete.
A source in Freetown who pleaded anonymous told kick442.com there is growing speculations Seedorf’s agent has applied for the job but the commission in charge headed by Chris Kamara the Secretary General of SLFA hasn’t made any comment on it as they seek to stay neutral and maintain the norms of the process.
He went ahead to say he thinks Seedorf is favorite for the job but he worries if the FA can meet the financial demands of the coach.
The commission is expected to publish the names of the shortlisted applicants in the days ahead.
Given Seedorf’s pedigree at least as a player and the performance of Cameroon(Averagely 62% possession) though without the expected results he still stands a chance to be shortlisted for the job.
Seedorf lasted just above 11 months in his role as the head coach of Cameroon but was dismissed after the country’s round of 16 exit from the the 2019 AFCON tournament in Egypt.
Should pick another job in the continent whether then he would return with lots of lessons from his first experience.