Former Cameroon international Patrick Mboma has criticised the choice of Dutch pair Clarence Seedorf and Patrick Kluivert at the helm of the Indomitable Lions.
The former Oranje stars were named as Cameroon head and assistant coach respectively last week, less than a year to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which the central African nation will host.
Mboma says despite their awesome careers as players, both men don’t have the experience to coach a team like Cameroon.
“I must confess that I was surprised to hear the news. Seedorf has got a very light experience as a coach. 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,” Mboma 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 to 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, now 47, represented Cameroon between 1995 and 2004, scoring 33 goals and winning the Africa Cup of Nations twice in 2000 and 2002.