Since early Tuesday morning, there have been several problems. Andre Onana is forced to leave the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The Cameroon goalkeeper is on his way back to fly to his country. The last few hours were uncomfortable for him.
Andrea Onana to fly back to his country: what happened exactly?
Cameroon had their game against Switzerland and it was the beginning of everything. Onana’s relationship with his coach stood at such a point and there was no scope to return. The main reason was his play style.
The national coach Rigobert Song suggested he not step out of the box and go for long passes rather than keep to his technique to build the play from the back.
During Saturday’s session, a few moments before the match day, the situation got uncontrollable. The same night saw decisive behavior from the coaching staff. The African Federation supported him with Samuel Eto’o, Onana’s footballing father at the head. Devis Epassy was informed by Song to be prepared because he’d start, as he himself told the news in the mixed zone. It was after their match against Serbia that concluded with a 3-3 tie.
To issue a statement
After that draw came, Onana plan to catch a return flight to his country. However, Song’s words at the Press Conference had some room for reconciliation and it stopped Onana from flying back.
However, no possible action took place to change the situation and the Inter goalkeeper kept waiting to have some direct communication from the organization’s directors before planning his departure to his native land.
In the event, his temporary suspension notice came from the Cameroon Football Federation and then the process speeded up. Thus, Onana is forced to withdraw from the World Cup in an abrupt manner and he’ll issue a statement where we could see his version of what happened.
Cameroon has their next game on Friday against Brazil where they’ll try to make it to the top 16.