Onana set to leave World Cup after disagreement with Song

Onana set to leave World Cup after disagreement with Song
Cameroon in training/Photo courtesy of FECAFOOT

Onana, who has 34 appearances for his country, is believed to have clashed with Head Coach Rigobert Song, over the style of play

Cameroon and Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana has made headlines again after being dropped from the Cameroon World Cup squad due to 'disciplinary reasons.'

Onana, who has 34 appearances for his country, is believed to have clashed with Head Coach Rigobert Song, over the style of play, with the latter asking Onana to play in a more 'traditional' way. 

Onana met this idea with resistance as he prefers playing as a sweeper-keeper and likes to play out from the back. 

The argument has been termed by many as a 'shouting match' between Onana and Song, with Samuel Eto’o, now president of the Cameroon Football Federation (CFF), trying to calm both parties down but failing. 


In their match against Serbia Cameroon came from two goals down to pull out a point after a 3-3 draw in an exciting encounter.

Onana took part in the 1-0 defeat against Switzerland in Cameroon’s first group game. However, he will now be replaced by David Epassy who plays his football in Saudi Arabia and only has 6 appearances for his country. 

This is the latest setback for the 26-year-old Nerazzurri keeper, having faced a 9-month playing ban in 2021 after testing positive for Furosemide, a doping substance. 

Onana is now expected to leave Qatar and go back home.