FIFA ruled that the request of the former manager of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, Clarence Seedorf, was partially admissible. The Cameroonian football federation (Fecafoot) will have to pay the sum of 207,000 FCFA or 316,000 euros in compensation to the Dutch coach whose rights were not respected during his dismissal in 2019 just after the CAN. The FIFA decision was released on Sunday, 28 February 2021.
It is this Sunday, February 28, 2021 that FIFA has deemed admissible the request of Clarence Seedorf, former manager of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. He was sacked after Cameroon’s defeat in the final of the 2019 Can against Nigeria (3 – 2). Clarence Seedorf, who has led the Cameroonian team since August 2018, found his dismissal abusive. He then referred the matter to the international football authority to ensure that the Cameroonian Football Federation (Fecafoot) respected its financial commitments in the contract. FIFA considered the request made by the former Milan AC player legitimate. Fecafoot will have to pay it the sum of €316,000, or FCFA 207 million within 30 days.
This financial sanction will probably affect the finances of Fecafoot, the national football authority, especially in this period of health crisis that has caused an unprecedented financial crisis. However, it is a victory for Clarence Seedorf who has still not found a club since his dismissal in 2019.
Recall that the Portuguese Tony Conceicão took the place of the Dutch at the head of the Cameroonian national selection. The Indomitable Lions will host the next African Cup of Nations (CAN) in 2022.