Andre Onana breaks silence on Cameroon World Cup axe and fires parting shot at manager Rigobert Song

SHOTS FIRED CAMEROON star Andre Onana has broken his silence on his World Cup axe as he fired a parting shot at boss Rigobert Song.

Onana started in Cameroon’s World Cup opener against Switzerland and performed well in the 1-0 defeat.

Andre Onana was suspended by Cameroon boss Rigobert Song following a World Cup row

Now the goalie has broken his silence over his World Cup axe
But the Inter Milan star was left out of the matchday squad against Serbia.

Onana and Rigobert Song had a dispute over the keeper’s playing style which resulted in a shouting match.

Song is believed to want a more traditional goalie between the sticks but Onana, 26, is very capable of playing out from the back and refused to change his style.

As a result of their argument Onana was removed from the squad and he has flown home from Qatar.

Now the goalie has broken has released the below statement on Twitter that read: “I want to express my affection for my country and the national team.

 

“Yesterday I was not allowed to be on the ground to help Cameroon, as I always do, to achieve the team’s goals.

“I always behaved in a way to lead the team to success in a good manner.

“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.”

Onana continued: “I extend all my strength to my teammates 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. Thank you!”

In his absence, Song picked Devis Epassy, who has just five caps to his name, in yesterday’s 3-3 draw with Serbia that kept their World Cup hopes alive.

Cameroon face already-qualified Brazil in their final group match knowing that nothing but victory will do if they are to reach the last-16.

It is a big blow for Onana who was banned for a year in 2021 for a doping violation.

The shot-stopper served nine months of that sentence though always claimed his innocence, suggesting he had accidentally taken one of his wife’s pills while feeling unwell.

The former Ajax star was also involved in a horror car crash while on international duty earlier this year.

Onana was travelling to Cameroon’s training camp ahead of the crucial World Cup play-off against Algeria and escaped the wreckage unhurt.

Author: Victor

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