Jean-Paul Akono is a Cameroonian football coach and former player who manages the national team.
 Playing career
Akono played for Cameroon at international level, appearing in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match in 1973.
 Coaching career
Akono was in charge of Cameroon at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
He was appointed to manage the Cameroon national team on an intermin basis in September 2012. In April 2013 it was announced that the Cameroonian Football Association had begun the process of finding a permanent replacement for Akono. 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.