Cameroon had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Comoros on Saturday to qualify for the 2019 African Nations Cup qualifier in what was the opening game as coach of Dutchman Clarence’s ‘Indomitable Lions’ Seedorf.
The Netherlands coach Patrick Kluivert could have been even worse as the team started to lose and only managed to equalize in the last 10 minutes.
Seedorf, 42, a former Real Madrid player, AC Milan, Ajax and Botafogo, has replaced Belgian Hugo Broos in charge of Cameroon, the current African champion.
At the Mitsamiouli stadium on artificial turf, El Fardou Ben Mohamed, star player of Red Star, opened the scoring for the selection of Comoros, a small country made up of three islands in Southeast Africa and occupying only the 102nd place in the FIFA ranking.
Cameroon (47th in the standings), sweated to impose their supposed technical superiority and secured the tie through Stephane Bahoken, Angers player of France.
Although Cameroon is assured of being part of CAN2019 as the host country of the tournament, Cameroon is in Group B of the qualifying rounds with Morocco, Malawi and Comoros.