The Cameroonian goalkeeper André Onana has been removed from his team after his The coach, Rigobert Song, urged him to change his playing style, something to which the current Inter Milan goalkeeper He refused and for this reason he has left the concentration of the African team.
Presumably Onana did not want to adopt Song’s style by clearing all the balls to midfield and wanted to go out touching the ball with the central defenders, a style that the coach did not share and generated strong differences between the two.
Cameroon’s line-up was surprised by not seeing Onana or in the starting eleven, which included Devis Epassy, nor on the bench after starting the World Cup in Qatar as the starting goalkeeper.
However, on Saturday, after the defeat against Switzerland (1-0), there was an exchange of opinions between the goalkeeper and his coach, who asked him to change his playing style and take less risks in the starts and with the ball at his feet.
This was not accepted by Onana and, seeing himself as a substitute, both parties decided that he should leave the concentration. A discussion in which the president of the Cameroon Football Federation, Samuel Eto’owho names the academy from which Onana came, chose to support his coach.
A situation that has Onana in a “state of shock”, as he says goodbye after a game to his dream of playing in a World Cup.
Despite not having their goalkeeper, Cameroon got a valuable 3-3 draw against Serbia after trailing 1-3 andIn the second half, but with two goals in 3 minutes they equalized the score to add their first point.
Cameroon will face Brazil on the last day of the group stage to seek a place in the round of 16. For its part, Serbia also got its first point and will face Switzerland at the close of the third date.
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