In a long post on his social networks, André Onana dispelled the doubt about his presence with the Indomitable Lions during the 6th day of the CAN 2023 qualifiers. The Manchester United goalkeeper renewed his eternal love for Cameroon and the national selection.
Summoned with the Indomitable Lions for the sixth day of the CAN 2023 qualifiers, André Onana left an enigmatic message on his networks. “ Lying gives flowers, but no fruit», the Mancunian goalkeeper wrote on his Instagram story. Enough to make certain Internet users say that the Red Devils player will not honor this decisive meeting with his presence. Doubts finally dispelled by the native of Nkol Ngok.
In a long text relayed by the local press, André Onana confirmed his presence: “ In the world of football, just like in life, defining moments arise, requiring crucial choices. In recent months, I have been confronted with trials marked by injustice and manipulation. However, my unwavering love and attachment to my homeland, Cameroon, remains intact. My desire to represent my country has never wavered since my youth, and this aspiration remains an inseparable part of my identity. Nothing and no one can shake this conviction”.
And to add: “ I respond to my nation’s call with unwavering certainty, aware that my return is not only to honor my dream, but also to respond to the expectation and support of Cameroonians, who deserve a national team determined to shine. Faced with manipulation, lies and abuse of power, I choose to remain faithful to my ideal, proudly representing a country that deserves our sincere commitment. This is the time to unite, to work in harmony for our common good: Cameroon. My deepest thoughts go to the Cameroonian people to whom I say thank you very much for their support and whom I look forward to seeing again.”
As a reminder, Cameroon faces Burundi on September 12 in Garoua. Second in group C with 4 points, the Indomitable Lions are neck and neck with their opponents, 4 units also on the clock. A draw would allow coach Rigobert Song’s men to validate their ticket for the trip to Ivory Coast.