World Cup Star Has Announced His Retirement At The Age Of 26
Andre Onana has announced his retirement from international from Cameroon at the age of 26.
His decision comes after he was reported to have fallen out with national team manager Rigobert Song at the Qatar World Cup. Onana featured against Switzerland in the opening group match, before being dropped for the following game against Serbia and suspended from the tournament due to his disagreements over tactics with Song.
Taking to Instagram this morning, Onana’s statement read: ” 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’s 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.
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“But every story, however beautiful it may be, has its end. And my story with the Cameroonian national team has come to an end.
“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.”
Onana made 34 appearances for Cameroon across six years, helping them finish third at last year’s Africa Cup of Nations.