Africa Cup of Nations
Titles: 4 (1984, 1988, 2000, 2002)
Road to 2017 AFCON:
Top of Group M with 14 points
Cameroon 1-0 Mauritania
Gambia 0-1 Cameroon
Cameroon 2-2 South Africa
South Africa 0-0 Cameroon
Mauritania 0-1 Cameroon
Cameroon 2-0 Gambia
Best achievement: Quarter-final in 1990
Coach: Hugo Broos
The Belgian has had a tough year since replacing Volke Finke but has been resolute in freshening up the team despite heavy media criticism.
The 64-year-old was a Belgian international, playing at the World Cup in Mexico in 1986 where they finished fourth, and spending his career at Anderlecht and their arch-rivals Club Bruges.
He also coached both clubs, wining the Belgian league with Bruges in 1992 and 1996 and with Anderlecht in 2004.
He moved abroad in 2008 to coach in Greece and Turkey and later in Algeria.
Key player: Benjamin Moukandjo. Age 28. Winger.
Vital goals from Moukandjo have made him a consistent first choice for the Indomitable Lions in a year in which there have been considerable changes to the team.
A product of the Kadji Academy, he moved to France at the age of 19 after being signed by Stade Rennes but never made the grade there, moving to Nimes and Monaco.
English clubs scouted him during his time at Monaco, even though he got relegated with the side in 2011 but he stayed in France, suffering relegation again at Nancy in 2013.
His current side Lorient are propping up Ligue 1 this season.
FIFA world ranking Jan. 2017: 62