By Etienne Mengnjo Mainimo
Many a Cameroonian are of the opinion that the German born technician at the head of the Cameroon national team may soon ripe the fruits of his labor this month as his contract is expected to come to an end.
Volke Finke’s contract expires on the 24th of May 2015 and the question on every ones lips is whether he will remain on top or under the indomitable lions.
Appointed on the 22nd of May 2013 to replace Jean-Paul Akono, Volke Finke had the tasks of cleansing the image of the Cameroon’s national team and re-write the name of the lions in the football archives in the world.
His brilliant qualification of the lions for the 2014 World bonanza in Brazil and the subsequent qualification of the lions for the 2015 African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea was a huge step to indicate that things were returning to normal.
After the debacle in the South American country during the World cup, many were of the opinion that the German technician had joined the corruption pot in Cameroon.
While his fate was on a balance, he was given another chance to take the lions to Equatorial Guinea but his choice of players plus his tactics washed away the dreams of the Lions who were aiming as high as to lift the cup.
Of his 28 games at the helm of the lions, the technician recorded 10wins, 11 draws and lost seven matches scoring 28 goals and conceded 29. His balance sheet is far better than other technicians who have mounted his position in Cameroon.
With suspicions of corruption, alleged influence of players’ agents and lack of charisma to internal divisions, Cameroonians think the 67 years old German coach is at the verge of sacking.
According to the online newspaper Mboafootball.com, letters within sport authorities of Cameroon have been circulating with the main message that Finke be sacked.
With no information officially published by the sport authorities, names of his successors have started floating across the media.
However,inside sources indicate that Finke is here to stay.