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AFCON qualifier: Cameroon calls up Man United’s Onana despite retirement

Cameroon call up retired Andre Onana



Cameroon has recalled Manchester United star Andre Onana to the national team.

This is despite the player  having retired from international duty last year.

Onana called time on playing for his country last December following a high-profile falling out with manager Rigobert Song during the Qatar World Cup.

The goalkeeper appeared in their first game against Switzerland but was then kicked out of the squad just hours before the next match against Serbia, before flying home before their tournament was done.

It was reported that the pair disagreed over tactics with Song wanting to see more ‘traditional goalkeeping’ and direct, long kicks, rather than the passing out of the back style that Onana is well known for.

Upon announcing his international retirement, the 27-year-old said his ‘story with the Cameroon national team had come to an end’, but eight months later he was recalled by Song.

It is unclear whether Onana has actually made himself available for selection however, with Cameroon set to take on Burundi in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on 12th September.

Should he help his nation qualify for the tournament, it will have huge ramifications on United as the keeper will miss a month of Premier League action as a result.

The Africa Cup of Nations will be held from 13th January to 11th February.