Onana responds to Cameroon national team call up following suspension drama

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FOOTBALL: Onana responds to Cameroon national team call up following suspension drama

Festus Chuma 20:00 - 04.09.2023

The goalkeeper had a public fallout with manager Rigobert Song during 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana has announced his decision to honor Cameroon's national team call-up for their crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

The revelation comes after a tumultuous nine months during which he was suspended by his country's federation during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Onana's decision to return to international football marks a significant shift from his previous stance and sets the stage for a highly anticipated comeback on September 12th when Cameroon faces Burundi in a winner-takes-all Group C qualifier.

The 27-year-old shot-stopper, who joined Manchester United from Inter Milan in July, has become the club's first-choice goalkeeper following David De Gea's departure after a remarkable 12-year tenure.

"In the world of football, just like in life, defining moments arise, requiring crucial choices. In recent months, I have been confronted with trials marked by injustice and manipulation," Onana wrote in his statement as translated from French.

"Faced with manipulation, lies, and abuse of power, I choose to remain faithful to my ideal, proudly representing a country that deserves our sincere commitment. This is the time to unite, to work in harmony for our common good: Cameroon," he stated firmly.


Onanaalso extended gratitude to the government's efforts in building a better Cameroon for all citizens, further solidifying his dedication to the country's progress.

"My deepest thoughts go to the Cameroonian people to whom I say thank you very much for their support and whom I look forward to seeing again," Onana expressed with gratitude.

With his experience and skill, Onana's presence could prove to be a game-changer for Cameroon's bid to qualify for the upcoming African Football Cup of Nations, which is set to take place in January and February and will be hosted by Ivory Coast.