Overview

Team profile

Cameroon

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.

Coach

Akono Jean Rene

Akono Jean Rene

Jean-Rene Akono was a consultant for the Cameroon women's team at the 2013 African Championship and was appointed coach of the team in July 2014, replacing Joseph Nana Eone, who took the role as Akono’s assistant. He coached Cameroon at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. As a player Akono turned out over 100 times for Cameroon and won the African Championship in 1989. He played the majority of his club volleyball in France, and also spent most of his coaching career there. Most recently, the 49-year-old coaches French women’s team of Albi in the A League.

  • Team Manager Abey Batetakang Felix
  • Assistant coach Anomah Neba
  • Second Assistant Coach Abakaka Mahamat
  • Doctor Yakana Boade Lucien
  • Physiotherapist Kamdoum Charles

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Hungary
6 6 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 18 18 1 18.000 475 341 1.392
2
France
6 6 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 16 18 5 3.600 539 448 1.203
3
Venezuela
6 4 2 4 0 0 1 0 1 13 14 6 2.333 457 416 1.098
4
Mexico
6 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 9 9 11 0.818 444 442 1.004
5
Cameroon
6 3 3 1 1 1 0 1 2 8 10 12 0.833 471 480 0.981
6
Australia
6 1 5 1 0 0 1 4 0 4 9 15 0.600 514 544 0.944
7
Trinidad and Tobago
6 1 5 0 1 0 1 1 3 4 6 16 0.375 432 506 0.853
8
Algeria
6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 18 0.000 298 453 0.657

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