The Manchester United goalkeeper announces his return to the Cameroon national team, while suggesting that the truth of his suspension has not yet been revealed.
Absent from the international scene since the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, André Onana will once again be donning the colors of the Cameroon national team. The Manchester United goalkeeper announced his retirement on Monday. "My desire to represent my country has never wavered since my youth, and this aspiration remains an inseparable part of my identity. Nothing and no one can shake this conviction", he posted on social networks.
André Onana has thus responded to the call from Cameroon coach Rigobert Song for the final qualifier for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The Indomitable Lions host Burundi in Garoua on September 12. "I answer the call of my nation with unshakeable certainty, aware that my return is not only to honor my dream, but also to respond to the expectations and support of Cameroonians, who deserve a national team determined to shine".
André Onana drops a bombshell
André Onana took advantage of his message to settle a few scores with those who may have worked to sideline him from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. In particular, he speaks of moments marked by "injustice and manipulation", "lies and abuse of power", and suggests that the matter of his suspension is far from resolved. His statements suggest that the Cameroon Football Federation officials who helped push him into early retirement, at the age of 26, have not yet revealed the whole truth about the affair. "Time, the infallible judge of all things, will eventually enlighten us and reveal the righteousness of our actions", he says.
In his remarks, André Onana praised the Cameroonian government for its efforts to build a better future for the country. He expressed his gratitude to the Cameroonian people for their unfailing support, and enthusiastically announced his imminent return. The product of the Samuel Eto'o Foundation is already in Yaoundé this Monday evening, where his team-mates have begun training.
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