Fans Gather in Andre Onana's Hometown in Cameroon to Watch Goalkeeper in UCL Final

Fans Gather in Andre Onana's Hometown in Cameroon to Watch Goalkeeper in UCL Final

Lukman Mumuni
June 10, 2023 at 6:19 PM
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  • Fans have gathered in Andre Onana's hometown to watch Cameroonian ahead of UCL final
  • Onana will start as Inter Milan face Manchester City on Saturday
  • Manchester City are hoping to win a historic treble when the face Inter in Turkey

Hundreds of fans have started gathering in Obili, Yaoundé to watch Cameroonian goalkeeper Andre Onana in the final of the UEFA Champions League.

Onana inspired Inter Milan to the final of Europe's elite competition after keeping eight clean sheets as the Italian giants returned to biggest stage for the first time in 13 years.

The Nerazurris face English side Manchester City for the ultimate on Saturday at the Akaturk Stadium in Turkey.

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Fans have started trooping to a match centre in Andre Onana's hometown to show goalkeeper support. Credit: @AllezLesLion @Inter
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With some few hours remaining for the big game, fans were spotted in their numbers trooping to a game centre in Onana's hometown to show their support for the Cameroonian.

The 27-year-old is an inspiration for the people of Cameroon and could join the likes of Samuel Eto'o and Geremi Njitap as players from the Central African country to win the competition.

“We really hope to win everything,” Onana said, as quoted by SempreInter. “Because this is what we train towards," he added.
“We know it will certainly be difficult, up against a top-class opponent. But we’ll be there wanting to add to Inter’s already great history. We will give everything on the pitch. Our lives if needed!”
“But we have to be well-prepared, because a massive match awaits us, against a top-quality opponent.
“However, I’m convinced that if we keep working the way we have been, we’ll have our chances,” the Inter keeper said.
“Finals aren’t played, they are won.”

Onana has already won the Coppa Italia this season with Inter Milan.

Onana sets new UCL record

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Cameroonian goalkeeper, Andre Onana has set a new record as Inter Milan goalkeeper in the UEFA Champions League.

The former Ajax shot-stopper became the first Inter goalkeeper to keep seven (the most) clean sheets in a single season in the elite European competition.

Onana has also made the most saves in the competition, and the Nerazurris are on course to reaching the final of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2010.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.