Onana retires from international football after leaving the Cameroon national team.

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Onana retires from international football after leaving the Cameroon national team.
Onana retires from international football after leaving the Cameroon national team.

After being cut from Cameroon’ World Cup squad earlier this month, Inter goalkeeper André Onana has made the decision to retire from international football.

Onana, 26, was sent home from the tournament in Qatar following a blazing row with manager Rigobert Song, who reportedly took issue with his goalkeeping style.

According to Marca, Song lambasted the Inter Milan shot-stopper during training for taking too many risks with his feet, sparking a shouting match between the pair. Leaked footage later showed the head coach explaining what was said during the dispute.

Following their argument, Onana was removed from the Cameroon team and had to depart Qatar earlier than anticipated. Song’ team was thus eliminated in the group stage.

Onana has now decided to discontinue all overseas service, announcing his retirement from Cameroon in a lengthy social media post.

He wrote:It all started in Ngol Nkok, a small village where, from a very young age, my family passed on to me the values that identify the Cameroonian people. I understood that love for this country is eternal and that commitment is non-negotiable.


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‘I remember how we watch the matches as a family. Only Cameroonians can understand what it means to us to see the Indomitable Lions play. That’ when I started dreaming of one day wearing the national team jersey.

‘And now, after endless hours of training, endless trips and a lot of perseverance, I can proudly say that I have fulfilled my great dream.

‘But every story, however beautiful it may be, has its end. And my story with the Cameroonian national team has come to an end.

‘Players come and go, names are fleeting, but Cameroon comes before any person or player. Cameroon remains eternal and so does my love for the national team and for our people who have always supported us no matter how difficult the moment was.

‘My feeling will never change. My Cameroonian heart will continue to and wherever I I will always fight to lift the flag of Cameron [sic] as high as possible.

‘I will continue to support as a fan, just as the more than 27 million Cameroonians do at every match. I can only thank all those who trusted me and believed that I could add and contribute to this team.’

 

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