The adventure between André Onana and the Indomitable Lions is far from being a smooth one.After the episodes before the 2017 AFCON and at the 2022 World Cup, the imbroglio soap opera continues at the 2023 AFCON. The Manchester United goalkeeper, who started the 2nd group match against Senegal (3-1), is on the bench for the match against Gambia this Tuesday in Bouaké. He even had an altercation with Fécafoot boss Samuel Eto’o, a source close to the Indomitable Lions tells Sport News Africa.
“It was Song who decided to change the goalkeepers and put Ondoa back as number 1, following a meeting with some of the team’s players, who didn’t like Onana given the context. It was only this morning that he found out he wasn’t playing. He had a verbal altercation with Eto’o, but Eto’o didn’t reply, so Onana lost his temper before calming down and staying with the group to accept his fate”, confides the source.
Andre Onana arrived Ivory Coast on the eve of Cameroon’s opener against Guinea after playing for Manchester United the previous night. The fact tat e did not start the match after traveling was the center of the entire issue. Cameroon beat Gambia 3-2 in their last group match to make it the knockout stage with Fabrice Ondoa in goal. .