February 5, 2023

Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana sent home from World Cup | Football News


Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana was once sent home from the World Cup on Tuesday for disciplinary causes after a dispute with trainer Rigobert Song.

The Inter Milan goalkeeper was once “temporarily suspended” from the crew, the Cameroon football federation stated in a remark, and the suspension would duvet the remainder of the match in Qatar. The federation stated it had booked Onana a flight again to Milan.

Onana had already been noticed previous Tuesday on the airport in Doha.

Onana additionally launched a remark relating to his confrontation with Song over crew ways that ended in him being dropped for Cameroon’s 3-3 draw with Serbia on Monday.

Onana stated he had attempted to unravel the problems in a bid to stick on the World Cup.

“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,” Onana stated. “Some moments are difficult to assimilate.”

Onana stated he revered the selections “of the people in charge.”

Onana had performed in Cameroon’s opening recreation on the World Cup, a 1-0 loss to Switzerland, however was once dropped for the Serbia recreation and did not shuttle with the remainder of the squad to Al Janoub Stadium. Cameroon fought again from 3-1 down to attract 3-3 with out its No. 1 goalkeeper.

Song stated it was once a possibility to play with reserve goalkeeper Devis Epassy however insisted he needed to take “strong action” in opposition to the 26-year-old Onana, one among Cameroon’s highest gamers.

“If you can’t fit in with what’s required to be part of a squad then I do think that you need to step up to the plate and accept responsibility for that because the team, the squad, is more important than the interests of any individual,” Song said Monday after the Serbia game without going into details of his disagreement with Onana.

Song said he needed all his players to “show discipline and respect.”

In his remark, Onana stated he was once disenchanted that he was once “not allowed” to be with the crew on the Serbia recreation and denied that he had damaged any squad disciplinary laws.

“I always behaved in a way to lead the team to success in a good manner,” Onana stated.

Cameroon nonetheless has an opportunity of qualifying for the remaining 16 on the World Cup however wishes to overcome top-ranked Brazil in its ultimate Group G recreation and hope that the results of the Switzerland-Serbia fit is going in its want.

Song is a former captain of Cameroon who was once appointed trainer in February in a wonder to a couple after Toni Conceicao guided the crew to 3rd position at this yr’s African Cup of Nations and best neglected attaining the overall in a penalty shootout loss to Egypt.

The president of the Cameroon football federation is Samuel Eto’o, a former teammate of Song at the nationwide crew.

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