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Bonaventure Djonkep (born 20 August 1961) is a former Cameroonian association football player and coach.

Bonaventure Djonkep
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-08-20) 20 August 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Bafang, Cameroon
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1995 Union Douala
National team
Cameroon U20
1985–1990 Cameroon
Teams managed
2002–2003 Cotonsport Garoua
2011–2013 Union Douala
2013– New Star Douala
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Djonkep spent his entire playing career between the 1982 and 1995 at Union Douala, winning one Cameroonian League title in 1990 and one Cameroonian Cup in 1985.[1]

Internationally Djonkep first played for Cameroon U20 at the 1981 FIFA World Youth Championship, appearing in all three of their group matches and scoring two goals against Australia U20.[2]

As a full international he appeared in two qualifying matches for the 1986 FIFA World Cup against Zambia in April 1985. He then played for Cameroon in the 1987 All-Africa Games and in the 1988 African Cup of Nations.

He was called up by coach Valeri Nepomniachi to the Cameroon squad which participated the 1990 FIFA World Cup. Djonkep was unused in the group stage but did appear in their round of 16 match against Colombia, coming on in the 69th minute as a substitute for Cyrille Makanaky.[3] Cameroon won in extra time through two goals by Roger Milla and were knocked out in the quarter-finals by England.

After retiring from playing Djonkep worked as a coach. Between 2002 and 2003 he coached Cotonsport Garoua,[4] and later had a spell with Union Douala. He managed Union Douala to win the league title in the 2011-12 season.


  1. ^ "Bonaventure Djonkep". Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Bonaventure Djonkep profile". FIFA. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  3. ^ "1990 FIFA World Cup - Cameroon-Colombia match report". FIFA. 23 June 1990. Archived from the original on 30 April 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Cameroon club's coaching boost". BBC Sport. 19 March 2002. Retrieved 5 June 2011.

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