Team profile


    Cameroon are competing in the FIVB World Championship for the third time, after finishing 21st in both their previous appearances (2006, 2014).

    After stunning Egypt to qualify for their first ever Olympic Games, Cameroon ranked 11th overall at Rio 2016, impressing the world with their ability during a dramatic five-set defeat at the hands of Argentina.
    Cameroon followed up on their historic Olympic appearance with a gold medal at the 2017 African Championship, shutting out Kenya 3-0 for their first ever title in the competition. They had previously won two silver and six bronze medals in the African Championships, as well as three silvers and a bronze in the All-Africa Games.


    Jean Rene Bekono Akono

    Jean Rene Bekono Akono

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