After making his brand as one of the best footballers in the world by winning various accolades, Cameroon national team head coach Clarence Seedorf is more than ready to do the same as a manager.
The Dutch coach, who took over Cameroon’s managerial job in August 2018 is keen to ink his name as one of the greatest football managers starting with defending the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt for the Indomitable Lions.
“Cameroon always has it, we’re in good shape and things are positive but then we need to translate this into matches. No one is going to have an easy day playing against Cameroon in Egypt,” Seedorf told FIFA.com.
The former Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan player claims that he has prepared his team well to win each and every game at the tournament.
“I told my players from day one that I wanted to be first in the group. They knew that every match was serious, every training session was serious and every day was a chance to be their best.”
“It’s a mentality that we’ve been able to create over those months and the last two performances against Brazil and Comoros are an acknowledgment that this team had the right mentality and were ready both technically and tactically to perform,” he noted.
Cameroon won the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations title after beating Egypt 2-1 in the finals, they are therefore up for nothing else other than defending it in this year’s edition held in Egypt.
Seedorf further said that he has adopted Africa’s culture and therefore nothing will stop him from winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
“Besides the experiences of culture, I’m finally able to see Africa, feel Africa and live Africa, the potential, the talent and the energy is fantastic,” he noted.
Cameroon is in group F with Ghana, Guinea Bissau and Benin, their title defence will begin on June 25th against Guinea Bissau at Ismailia Stadium.