Cameroon goalkeeper, Andre Onana has finally broken his silence after he was removed from Cameroon’s World Cup squad for ‘disciplinary reasons’.
The Inter Milan star’s dismissal is believed to have come after a shouting match with manager Rigobert Song over the keeper’s style of play.
Onana was replaced by Devis Epassy in goal, who plays his club football for Abha in Saudi Arabia and has made just five international appearances.
Reacting to his dismissal, Onana who has now left the Cameroon camp, said he always respects the decision of those incharge of the team, adding that the country comes first.
His statement read:
“I want to express my affection for my Country and the National Team. Yesterday I was not allowed to be on the ground to help Cameroon, as I always do, to achieve the team’s goals. I always behaved in a way to lead the team to success in a good manner.
“I have put all my efforts and energy into finding solutions to a situation that a footballer often experiences, but there has been no will on the other side. Some moments are difficult to assimilate.
“However, I always respect and support the decisions of the people in charge of pursuing the success of our Team and Country.
“I extend all my strength to my teammates because we demonstrated that we are capable of going very far in this competition.
“The values that I promote as a person and as a player are the ones that identify me, and that my family has given me since my childhood. Representing Cameroon has always been a privilege. The Nation first and forever.