Cameroon FA dismisses coach Finke

Cameroon coach Volke Finke has been dismissed from the job.

The decision was taken by the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) executive committee on Friday.

German Finke, 67, had been in charge since May 2013 but suffered poor campaigns at the 2014 World Cup and 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Fecafoot announced on its

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that Alexandre Belinga has been appointed interim head coach to be assisted by Djonkep Bonaventure.

The pair are likely to be in charge for the two-legged 2018 World Cup qualifier against Niger on 13 and 17 November.

Once a dominant force in African football, Cameroon have struggled in the past five years and Finke was unable to turn around their fortunes.

At the World Cup in Brazil, Finke’s side lost all three games with several disciplinary issues amongst his players – Alex Song was sent off and team-mates Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Benjamin Moukandjo clashed on the field.

Cameroon appeared to recover when they qualified unbeaten for the Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea a year later but they were eliminated at the first hurdle at the tournament.

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