Cameroonian goalkeeper Andre Onana today announced his retirement from international football with Cameroon. Onana, according to multiple reports, had a ceaseless altercation with the Cameroon team head coach, a development that led to his immediate dismissal from the camp by FECAFOOT.
Andre Onana, 26, in 2022 AFCON helped the Indomitable Lions finish in third place.
In the just concluded World Cup in Qatar, Onana featured in Cameroon’s opener World Cup games against Switzerland, in which they lost by 1-0.
In 2018, he was voted Cameroon best player and Africa goalkeeper of the year.
The 26-year-old made his debut with the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in 2016, he has been capped for the senior national team 34 times.
Andre Onana statement when he was asked to leave camp:
“Yesterday I was not allowed to be on the ground to help Cameroon, as I always do, to achieve the team’s goals. I always behaved in a way to lead the team to success in a good manner.
“I have put all my efforts and energy into finding solutions to a situation that a footballer often experiences, but there has been no will on the other side. Some moments are difficult to assimilate. However, I always respect and support the decisions of the people in charge of pursuing the success of our Team and Country.
“I extend all my strength to my teammates because we demonstrated that we are capable of going very far in this competition… Representing Cameroon has always been a privilege. The Nation first and forever.”
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