The head coach of Cameroon, Rigobert Song, has clarified that there is no issue between him and Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana.
Onana’s delayed arrival to the team’s camp for the 2023 AFCON opener against Guinea raised questions about his relationship with coach Song. Onana’s late arrival was due to his desire to play in Manchester United’s match against Tottenham Hotspur.
As a result, coach Song decided to sideline him for the Guinea game, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
However, in the subsequent group stage match against Senegal, Song chose to start Onana, hoping for a positive outcome.
Unfortunately, Cameroon faced a 3-1 defeat, with Onana conceding three goals.
In the team’s last group stage game against Gambia, coach Song opted to start Fabrice Ondoa instead of Onana.
This decision led to speculation that there might be a problem between the coach and the goalkeeper.
However, coach Song has dismissed these rumors, stating, “I have no problem with my goalkeepers. They are all competitive and ready to respond when they need to play. There is no controversy. They get along very well.”
With Cameroon set to face Nigeria in the round of 16, there were concerns that Onana might be benched again.
However, coach Song’s statement indicates that he has confidence in all his goalkeepers and will make decisions based on what he believes is best for the team.
This article was updated 4 weeks ago