Cameroon is a former French colony, and the sport was introduced from France. Originally the game was mainly played by white expatriates. However, most of the participants these days are Africans.
Cameroon has a long-established union and players come from all walks of life.  However, due to bad economic conditions, and the migration of many players to France, such as Serge Betsen, it has been difficult to maintain a decent domestic game.