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Andre Onana reacts to shock Cameroon suspension

Andre Onana at Cameroon
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The Inter goalkeeper has parted ways with the Indomitable Lions in the middle of their World Cup campaign.

Andre Onana has issued a statement following his suspension from the Cameroon national team.

The Inter star will no longer continue his World Cup campaign with Cameroon. The national team’s management hasn’t provided an official explanation for their decision.

However, reports have emerged of Onana’s disagreement with manager Rigobert Song over his playing style. 

During Cameroon’s game against Switzerland, Onana registered the most touches outside the box by a goalkeeper in World Cup history (26).

Song replaced the Inter star with Devis Epassy for his side’s thrilling 3-3 draw against Serbia on Monday. It appears the 29-year-old won’t face competition from Onana for the rest of the World Cup.

A Twitter statement from Onana reads: “Yesterday I was not allowed to be on the ground to help Cameroon, as I always do, to achieve the team’s goals. l always behaved in a way to lead the team to success in a good manner.

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“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. l extend all my strength to my team-mates because we demonstrated that we are capable of going very far in this competition.

“The values that I promote as a person and as a player are the ones that identify me, and that my family has given me since my childhood. Representing Cameroon has always been a privilege. The nation first and forever.”