When the 2014 World Cup reached it’s end, there were a number of coaches from the national sides that decided to leave their managerial position in the team. This was the case of Italy’s Cesare Prandelli, Brazil’s Luiz Felipe Scolari and Nigeria’s Stephen Keshi, just to name a few.
Brazil was humiliated in their home turf after losing against Germany with a scoreboard of 7-1 and Italy wasn’t even able to make it out of the group stages. These disappointing results forced the respective coaches from those national sides to resign.
Cameroon was another nation which hard a time in the latest edition of the World Cup as they failed to win a single match in the group stages and only scored one goal as well as conceding 9. Even with the underwhelming campaign of the African nation, their head coach, Volker Finke decided to remain in charge of the national side and he has even stated that things will only get better from here on out.
The manager of the Cameroon national football team, Volker Finke said: “Good work starts from there. Nothing has leaked out of the dressing room. The group is united and all working together. It was maybe a bit dangerous to go into the World Cup with everyone thinking it was going to be great.’’
“Then afterwards all these reasons why we had this unacceptable World Cup…it’s not the day, it’s not the time, it’s over now. We are just working towards the future. I know what was going on and this is why we always pay attention to make sure we keep going in the same direction.”
This statement was released by Volker Finke earlier in January as he voiced his optimism in relation to the Africa Cup of Nations matches that his team was preparing for but it seems like the team of Cameroon still continues to struggle as they had to settle with a spot in the last place of Group D after only being able to secure 2 points from 3 matches.
Cameroon failed to make it out of Group D meanwhile Ivory Coast advanced through the quarter-final stages.
Volker Finke has a tough road ahead of him if he wants to help recover Cameroon from their recent string of negative results.