Cameroon’s No. 1 goalkeeper Andre Onana is DELETED from his World Cup squad after a shouting match with his coach over goalkeeping STYLES, despite Samuel Eto’o stepping in to hold peace talks .
Goalkeeper Andre Onana has been removed from Cameroon’s World Cup squad for “disciplinary reasons” ahead of their clash with Serbia on Monday.
The sacking of the Inter Milan star is believed to have come after a shouting match with manager Rigobert Song over the goalkeeper’s style of play.
He will be replaced in goal by Devis Epassy, who plays club football for Saudi Arabia’s Abha and has only made five caps.
Andre Onana has left the Cameroon squad ahead of their World Cup clash against Serbia
It is believed to have come after a shouting match with manager Riogbert Song.
Legendary striker Samuel Eto’o tried to mediate peace talks, but to no avail
Play is vital in the Cameroon tournament, as a loss would leave them needing Switzerland to beat Brazil to have any chance of reaching the knockout stage.
While the exact cause of Onana’s dismissal is unknown, it is believed to have come after a discussion with manager Rigobert Song over the team’s tactics.
According to reports from Helena Condis EdoOnana sees his relationship with the team as ‘irreversible’ despite attempts by the president of the Cameroon Football Federation and legendary striker Samuel Eto’o to mediate peace talks.
brand he claims the argument ensued after Song yelled at the goalkeeper during training for taking too many risks by playing with his feet, and Onana refused to change his game.
Devis Epassy is set to replace Onana in what will be only his sixth international start
Onana’s sacking means he will miss a meeting with former Ajax teammate Dusan Tadic, who could be a key player in the game as he looks to feed Aleksandar Mitrovic.
The Cameroonian goalkeeper played with Tadic in the Netherlands for four years before moving to Inter Milan over the summer, where he has struggled to secure regular football.