Cameroon drop Inter Milan star goalkeeper Andre Onana for World Cup Serbia clash over 'disciplinary reasons' | The Sun
CAMEROON goalkeeper Andre Onana has left the World Cup following a dispute with manager Rigobert Song, according to reports.
The Inter Milan star was left out of the matchday squad against Serbia due to disciplinary reasons.
Onana started in Cameroon's World Cup opener against Switzerland and performed well in the 1-0 defeat.
But in the days since Onana and Cameroon manager Song have had a dispute over the keeper's playing style, and he has now been removed from the squad altogether according to COPE.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Song is keen to have a more traditional goalie between the sticks.
And Onana, 26, who is very capable of playing out from the back, is refusing to change his style.
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Song has instead picked Devis Epassy, 29, who has just five caps to his name.
It is a big blow for Onana who was banned for a year in 2021 for a doping violation.
The shot-stopper served nine months of that sentence though always claimed his innocence, suggesting he had accidentally taken one of his wife's pills while feeling unwell.
The former Ajax star was also involved in a horror car crash while on international duty earlier this year.
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Onana was travelling to Cameroon's training camp ahead of the crucial World Cup play-off against Algeria and escaped the wreckage unhurt.
The former Arsenal and Chelsea transfer target featured in both games against Algeria and helped Cameroon to a dramatic late win over The Desert Warriors.
He signed for Inter in the summer and has rediscovered his form for the Serie A giants after returning from his drugs ban.
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