Andre Onana has returned to the Cameroonian national team after being suspended for disciplinary reasons.
The Manchester United goalkeeper was suspended after disagreeing with coach Rigobert Song regarding tactics during the World Cup in Qatar.
Following his suspension from the national team, the Cameroonian announced his early retirement from national duties with what can be considered an obvious response to his suspension.
Prior to this month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Burundi, where a loss would prevent the five-time champions from making it to the championship the following year, Cameroon made an effort to reintegrate Onana.
Onana has released a statement to confirm his reintegration into the team.
“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. I respond to the call of my nation with unwavering certainty, aware that my return is not only intended 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.
I would like to salute the government which is working tirelessly to build a Cameroon better and for all.
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.
Time, the infallible judge of all things, will ultimately enlighten us and reveal the correctness of our actions. My commitment to Cameroon remains unwavering, and I am determined to play my part to see it prosper.
So see you on September 12 in Garoua for our qualification for the next African Football Cup of Nations.”