By Angu Lesley – Cameroon
World Football governing body FIFA has ordered Cameroon football authorities via the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) to pay the sum of 397 Million FCFA to former coaches Clarence Seedorf and his assistant Patrick Kluivert.
The Dutch duo were violently pushed out of work in August 2019 on the orders of Cameroon’s Sports Minister Marcisse Mouelle Kombi following a disappointing 2019 AFCON performance as defending champions Cameroon exited the tournament in the quarter-finals.
That dismissal pushed both coaches who had been at work for ten months but still had six months of their contracts left to file a complaint against Cameroon to FIFA though they had been paid for two months in addition to the time they had worked.
According to our findings, both coaches requested to be paid close to one billion FCFA but with Cameroon’s arguments on the subject, FIFA has ruled that Seedorf be paid 206 Million FCFA and Kluivert will receive 191 Million FCFA.
We understand the payments have been effected by Cameroon’s Sports Ministry.
This adds to the list of ex-Indomitable trainers that have received hefty compensations for unlawful termination of their contracts with the only difference in this case being the fact that Seedorf and Kluivert have simply been paid for the rest of their six months contracts with Cameroon plus penalty for delay in payments.