Cameroon will be making their debut in the FIVB World Grand Prix this year, after a string of successes in international competitions within Africa and worldwide. Cameroon qualified to their first ever Olympic Games last year after stunning Egypt 3-2 in the final of the African qualifiers. They finished 11th at Rio 2016, after winning their first only two sets in the competition in a five-set defeat to Argentina. In this their first appearance Cameroon will be hosting an Intercontinental Group 3 pool in Yaounde, featuring Colombia, Venezuela and Algeria.
Cameroon qualified to the FIVB World Championship for the first time in 2006 and repeated the feat in 2014, finishing 21st on both occasions. They have never won the title in either the African Championship or the All-Africa Games, but have two silver and six bronze in the former plus three silver and a bronze in the latter.