Qatar 2022: Details Emerge As ‘Angry’ Andre Onana Storms Out of Cameroon Camp After He Was Dropped by Coach

Qatar 2022: Details Emerge As ‘Angry’ Andre Onana Storms Out of Cameroon Camp After He Was Dropped by Coach

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  • André Onana has left the Cameroon World Cup camp after being dropped from the squad
  • The 26-year-old was reportedly involved in a blazing row with head coach Rigobert Song
  • Onana was replaced by Devis Epassy against Serbia, which ended in a thrilling 3-all draw

Inter Milan goalkeeper André Onana has decided to leave the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup with permanent effect, after he was axed from Cameroon's squad to face Serbia.

Onana was billed to man the post for Cameroon in their all-important tie with Serbia, but was reportedly dropped from the squad on the back of a tense meeting with head coach Rigobert Song.

According to multiple reports, the 26-year-old shot-stopper was dropped out entirely from the Cameroon squad due to disciplinary reasons.

Andre Onana, World Cup, Rigobert Song, Qatar 2022
A 'furious' Andre Onana has been sent home from Cameroon's World Cup squad. Photo credit: @FecafootOfficie
Source: Twitter

Following the decision by Song to drop Onana, the former Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper has decided to leave the World Cup with permanent effect and he will not be back, Fabrizio Romano confirms.

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Onana axed from Cameroon team

Sports Brief earlier reported that shot-stopper Onana was removed from Cameroon's squad to face to face Serbia in their second group game.

Onana was an absolute wall for the Indomitable Lions throughout their qualifiers for the tournament in Qatar, and continued in a similar fashion in their opening game against Switzerland.

Despite his heroics between the sticks, it proved insignificant as Cameroon were pipped by a solitary Breel Embolo strike in the second half.

The source of contention between Onana and Song appears to be the former's goalkeeping style, with his coach not pleased the Inter Milan star refused to adapt to a more traditional approach.

Onana takes praise from peer

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Inter Milan and Cameroon goalkeeper Onana has been praised by fellow Serie A goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, who claims he is better than his predecessor in Italy.

Serbia and Cameroon played in the earlier fixture of the World Cup today, chasing their first points after losing the first games.

Cameroon lost their opening game of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup 1-0 to Switzerland, while Serbia was beaten 2-0 by favourites Brazil.