Cameroon and Inter Milan goalkeeper, André Onana, has retired from the national team.
He made the announcement via a post on his Twitter page on Friday.
He wrote: “It all started in Ngol Nkok, a small village where, from a very young age, my family passed on to me the values that identify the Cameroonian people. I understood that love for this country is eternal and that commitment is non-negotiable.
“I remember how we watch the matches as a family. Only Cameroonians can understand what it means to us to see the Indomitable Lions play. That’s when started dreaming of one day wearing the national team jersey. And now, after endless hours of training, endless trips and a lot of perseverance, I can proudly say that have fulfilled my great dream.
“But every story, however beautiful it may be, has its end. And my story with the Cameroonian national team has come to an end. Players come and go, names are fleeting, but Cameroon comes before any person or player. Cameroon remains eternal and so does my love for the national team and for our people who have always supported us no matter how difficult the moment was.
“My feeling will never change. My Cameroonian heart will continue to beat and wherever I go I will always fight to lift the flag of Cameron as high as possible.
“I will continue to support as a fan, just as the more than 27 million Cameroonians do at every match. I can only thank all those who trusted me and believed that could add and contribute to this team.
“The nation first and forever.”
Originally tweeted by Andre Onana (@AndreyOnana) on December 23, 2022.
The 26-year-old fell out with the Indomitable Lions’ coach, Rigobert Song, during the World Cup and left the Cameroon camp. Reports say that it was about changing his style of play to suit the team’s needs.
Onana, a former Cameroon youth international, made his debut for the Indomitable Lions in a friendly game in 2016. He has since won 34 caps for Cameroon.
He currently plays in Italy with Inter Milan.
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