The 2014 World Championship marks Cameroon’s third entry into the tournament, having competed in the last edition in 2010 after making their debut 20 years earlier.
Consistently among Africa’s strongest sides, the team have shown a steady improvement at the top level. In Brazil in 1990 the team lost all their matches to finish in 15th place, while four years ago Cameroon beat Australia 3-1 and took the United States to a full five sets before losing.
Twice African champions – most recently in 2001 – Cameroon reached this year’s World Championship in February, when they headed a three-way tie with Algeria and Rwanda on points ratio. Prior to that qualification success, they finished fourth in the 2013 African Championship, ending a six-tournament streak of medals at the biennial event.
As one of the powerhouses of African volleyball, the team have qualified for the previous 10 African Championships and have not finished outside of the top five in that time. The team won gold at the 1999 All-Africa Games.