Andre Onana: Man United Goalkeeper Nominated for Prestigious African Award

Andre Onana: Man United Goalkeeper Nominated for Prestigious African Award

Elijah Odetokun
updated at December 7, 2023 at 10:28 AM
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  • Andre Onana has been named in the final shortlist for CAF goalkeeper of the year
  • The Cameroonian was named alongside Yassine Bounou and Mohamed El Shenawy
  • Onana helped Inter Milan reach the UEFA Champions League final last season

Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana is up for a prestigious African award after making the final three shortlist for the goalkeeper of the year.

Onana helped Inter Milan to reach their first UEFA Champions League final since 2010 last year, losing to treble-winning English club Manchester City.

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Andre Onana celebrates after Manchester United beat Chelsea 2-1 at Old Trafford. Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt.
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Per BBC Sports, United paid £47.2 million to acquire the Cameroonian goalkeeper to replace the departed David De Gea after 12 years at Old Trafford.

He has struggled to consistently make an impact since joining the club, having already conceded over 30 goals in all competitions this season, including 14 in the Champions League.

Onana nominated for CAF award

The 27-year-old’s exploits from last season with Inter Milan are still fetching him accolades as he has made the final shortlist for the 2023 CAF Goalkeeper of the Year awards.

He is joined by Yassine Bounou, who helped Morocco become the first African nation to reach the World Cup semi-final in Qatar, beating Spain and Portugal. He also helped Sevilla win a record-extending seventh Europa League before moving to Al-Ahli in Saudi Arabia.

The third and final name on the shortlist is Egyptian goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy, who won three trophies with African giants Al Ahly, including the CAF Champions League.

It will be a close contest between all three nominees, though foreign-based shot-stoppers are highly favoured over the home-based El-Shenawy.

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Five funniest Onana memes

Sports Brief compiled 5 funniest Onana memes on the internet as football fans have turned some of his moments in goal for Manchester United into hilarious pictures and videos.

From getting chipped from the halfway line during his first pre-season game for the club to laying on the grass after his howler against Bayern, he has genuinely delivered some funny moments.

Ozil applauds Maguire and Onana

Sports Brief previously reported on Mesut Ozil applauding Maguire and Onana after their game-winning heroics for Manchester United in the Champions League.

The former Arsenal star claimed they deserved their redemption night and also said they silenced their haters after harsh criticisms for both players recently.

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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.