African Soccer

Andre Onana hoping to help Cameroon book a ticket to Cote d’Ivoire

Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana believes his return to international duty will help the Indomitable Lions book a ticket to next year’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire.

With 4 points each, Cameroon and Burundi will lock horns in Garoua in a winner-takes-all battle as whoever secures victory will book the Group C ticket for next year’s tournament.

Onana, who retired from international duty some nine months ago, has confirmed his return to the national team and said: “In the world of football, just like in life, defining moments arise, requiring crucial choices”.

The Manchester United goalie said his return is more than a personal dream.

“In recent months, I have been confronted with ordeals marked by injustice and manipulation. I answer the call of my nation with an unshakeable certainty, aware that my return is not only to honor my dream but also to meet the expectation and support of Cameroonians who deserve a national team determined to shine”, Onana added.

Cameroon coach Rigobert Song had earlier noted that there were never any problems with him and the goalkeeper.

“I said at the last news conference that it was all up to him and he knew what he had to do.

“If he is on the list, it is because he did the right thing. He is one of the best goalkeepers. The door was always open, it is better to have all these players there than not to have them”, Song indicated.

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