Andre Onana has questioned Cameroon’s decision to send him home from the World Cup after just one appearance.
The Inter stopper, who has made 34 appearances for Cameroon since making his international debut in 2016, played in the Indomitable Lions’ opening game against Switzerland, but was absent for the second having been banished from the team following a disagreement with manager Rigobert Song.
Cameroon blamed a ‘disciplinary issue’ for Onana’s eventual suspension, but the 26-year-old has now offered his own side to the story.
“I want to express my affection for my Country and the National Team,” Onana said in a statement on Instagram. “[On Monday] I was not allowed to be on the ground to help Cameroon, as I always do, to achieve the team’s goals. I always behaved in a way to lead the team to success in a good manner.
“I have put all my efforts and energy into finding solutions to a situation that a footballer often experiences, but there has been no will on the other side. Some moments are difficult to assimilate.
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“However, I always respect and support the decisions of the people in charge of pursuing the success of our Team and Country.
“I extend all my strength to my teammates because we demonstrated that we are capable of going very far in this tournament.
“The values that I promote as a person and as a player are the ones that identify me, and that my family has given me since my childhood. Representing Cameroon has always been a privilege. The Nation first and forever.”
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