World Cup: Serie A Goalkeeper Praises Andre Onana Ahead of Cameroon Serbia Match

World Cup: Serie A Goalkeeper Praises Andre Onana Ahead of Cameroon Serbia Match

Elijah Odetokun
November 28, 2022 at 7:54 AM
  • Serbia and Cameroon will battle for their first points in Group G today with both having lost to Brazil and Switzerland in the first games
  • Cameroon's Andre Onana has received high praise from Serbia's goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic ahead of the important game
  • The two goalkeepers play for Serie A clubs Inter Milan and Torino with Andre Onana only moving to Italy in the summer

Inter Milan and Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana has been praised by fellow Serie A goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic as being better than his predecessor in Italy.

Serbia and Cameroon will play in the earlier fixture of the World Cup today chasing their first points after losing the first games. Onana has now received kind words from his opponent today.

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Vanja Milinkovic-Savic has praised Andre Onana as an excellent goalkeeper. Photo by Sebastian Frej/Claudio Villa
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Cameroon lost their opening game of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup 1-0 to Switzerland, the goal was scored by Cameroon-born Breel Embolo while Serbia was beaten 2-0 by favourites Brazil.

The two countries must avoid defeat in today's game if they are to have any chance of progressing to the knockout stages and with Cameroon playing Brazil in their last game a win over Serbia is a must today.

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Is Onana better than Handanovic?

Andre Onana joined Inter Milan in the summer from Ajax and has replaced 38 year old Samir Handanovic as the number one for the Nerazzurri.

Milinkovic-Savic during the pre-game press conference quoted by L'Interista called Onana an excellent and strong goalkeeper.

“I think he’s an excellent goalkeeper, he has a brilliant future ahead of him. He succeeded in taking Handanovic’s place, today I think he’s stronger than the Slovenian,” the Torino goalkeeper said.

Song happy for "little brother" Embolo

Sports Brief earlier reported that Cameroon legend and head coach Rigobert Song talked about his relationship with Embolo after he scored against Cameroon, the country of his birth.

Song said Embolo is his little brother and the two speak on phone, he said this while revealing the details of the conversation he had with the 25 year old after he was spotted speaking to him after the match.

Embolo was born in Cameroon's capital Yaounde and moved to France before settling in Switzerland where he pledged his international allegiance to the European nation. He currently plays for French Ligue 1 side AS Monaco.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.
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