Andre Onana's Redemption: Back to the Nations Cup
Cameroon's goalkeeper, Andre Onana, made an official announcement on Monday regarding his reinstatement to the national squad. His suspension by the Cameroon Football Federation had resulted in his exclusion from the World Cup in Qatar last November. Since his dispute with manager Rigobert Song, Onana had been absent from the national team, but he was recently included in the squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Burundi, scheduled for September 12.
Cameroon is set to host Burundi, and a draw in this match would secure their spot in the Nations Cup in Ivory Coast in January. In a statement posted on the social media platform X, Onana expressed his commitment to answering his nation's call, emphasizing that his return is not only about fulfilling his dream but also meeting the expectations of the Cameroonian people, who deserve a national team that strives for excellence.
Furthermore, Onana, who recently joined Manchester United from Inter Milan, alluded to undisclosed challenges he had faced in recent times. He mentioned that in football, as in life, there are pivotal moments that demand significant decisions. Despite encountering trials marked by what he described as injustice and manipulation, his unwavering love and connection to his homeland, Cameroon, remained steadfast.
However, it's worth noting that if Onana is included in Cameroon's squad for the finals, his qualification for the Nations Cup could lead to his absence from several of Manchester United's fixtures.