Onana Quits Cameroon Indomitable Lions After Qatar World Cup Row


André Onana has announced his retirement from international football after the 26-year-old was dropped from Cameroon Indomitable Lions for two of their three group-stage games at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after a technical argument with coach Rigobert Song.

He had played the first match against Switzerland, but was replaced for the second against Serbia and flew home before the third and final game with Brazil.

It was confirmed on Friday via an official statement Onana made on his verified Twitter account, that he would no longer play with his national team.

“Every story has its end and my story with the Cameroonian national team has come to an end,” he said.

“Players come and go, names are fleeting, but Cameroon remains eternal and so does my love for the national team and for our people who have always supported us no matter how difficult the moment was.

“My feeling will never change, my Cameroonian heart will continue to beat and wherever I go, I will always fight to lift the flag of Cameroon as high as possible.”

Onana made his senior debut with Cameroon in September 2016 and played 34 games with his national team.