Jean-Paul Akono

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Jean-Paul Akono
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973 Cameroon 1 (0)
Teams managed
Years Team
2000 Cameroon Olympics
2001 Cameroon
2002–2003 Chad
2012–2013 Cameroon
† Appearances (Goals).

Jean-Paul Akono is a Cameroonian football coach and former player.


Playing career[edit]

Akono played for Cameroon at international level, appearing in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match in 1973.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Akono was in charge of Cameroon at the 2000 Summer Olympics.[2]

He was appointed to manage the Cameroon national team on an intermin basis in September 2012.[3] In April 2013 it was announced that the Cameroonian Football Association had begun the process of finding a permanent replacement for Akono.[4] Akono later stated he was "shocked and embarrassed" that they were replacing him, and that he would not be applying for the job on a permanent basis.[5] The Cameroonian Football Association later announced that Akono would remain in charge for forthcoming World Cup qualifying matches in June 2013, although they would continue their search for a replacement due to Akono's illness; he was replaced by German Volker Finke a few days later.[6]


  1. ^ Jean-Paul AkonoFIFA competition record
  2. ^ "Cameroon squad - 2000 Summer Olympics". FIFA. 
  3. ^ "New Cameroon coach seeks Eto'o return". BBC Sport. 15 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Leocadia Bongben (23 April 2013). "Cameroon to start recruitment process to replace Akono". BBC Sport. 
  5. ^ "Akono will not apply to be permanent Cameroon coach". BBC Sport. 25 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Leocadia Bongben (22 May 2013). "Cameroon appoint German Volker Finke as coach". BBC Sport.