Andre Onana comes out of retirement to rejoin Cameroon national team

Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana has come out of retirement to join up with Cameroon’s national team for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Burundi.

The 27-year-old was recalled to the national team in August, having previously announced his retirement from international football last December after a disagreement with head coach Rigobert Song over tactics.

Although Onana had some doubts over returning, his decision to rejoin the national team will be communicated in a statement.

Onana was left out of Cameroon’s second game of the World Cup against Serbia. He eventually flew home from the Qatar tournament and didn’t play an active role in the remainder of their fixtures.

Onana made his senior international debut in 2016. He has gained 34 caps and won the Cameroonian footballer of the year award in 2018.

He joined Manchester United in the summer transfer window from Inter Milan in a deal worth €51million (£43.9m, $57.4m) plus €4m in add-ons.

Cameroon play Burundi on September 12, with AFCON set to take place in Ivory Coast in January, as the 2023 edition was postponed for a year.

Onana could miss up to four Premier League fixtures for United between January and February 2024 if Cameroon qualify for AFCON.


Why Cameroon sent Andre Onana home from the World Cup

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