The André Onana affair has not finished making ink flow. In a recent interview, the captain of the Indomitable Lions, Vincent Aboubakar (95 caps, 35 goals), revealed the underside of the clash between the goalkeeper of Inter Milan (39 appearances for 19 clean sheets this season) and coach Rigobert Song .
What happened between Onana and Rigobert Song
The 2022 World Cup left a bitter aftertaste in Cameroon. Indeed the campaign of the national team in Qatar (eliminated in the group stageeditor’s note), was parasitized by a falling out between André Onana and coach Rigobert Song, who led the
“son” of Samuel Eto’o to take prematurely international retirement. Interviewed by Diomansy Kamara, ex-Senegalese international (50 caps, 9 goals) who became a consultant, on the show ” Right in the eyes “ on Canal+ Sport Africa, Besiktas number 10 unveiled behind the scenes of the electric confrontation between the two men.
“(Here) is what really happened at the World Cup. We arrive at training, we start to set up. And the coach speaks, André Onana speaks. They quickly got their heads together. Then they continued. And the coach said ‘you have to shut your mouth, you have to respect me’. Afterwards, the coach asked him to leave. And I don’t know why. There is a lack of respect for the coaches”Told former Al-Nassr strikerbefore sending a clear message to his young teammate.
Aboubakar campaigns for the return of André Onana
[𝐀𝐫𝐫𝐞̂𝐭 𝐬𝐮𝐫 𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬 🎞️]
Vincent Aboubakar looks back on the altercation between Rigobert Song and André Onana during the World Cup 🍿
He believes that the Inter goalkeeper must come back, but he will have to fight to come back and keep a low profile 🦁🇨🇲
— La Tanière²³⁷ 🦁 (@lataniere237) May 23, 2023
“You can’t have all the comforts. You have to know how to adapt. Sometimes you get somewhere where everything is easy. There are times you have to struggle and fight. Today, he must understand that he must fight and no matter the situations in the national team, he must keep a low profile. And that’s where it will grow. Because in football, every time you post a negative image, people pick up on that. They’re just waiting for the day that you’ll trip to throw it all in your face”added Abubakar.
“The little one has to come back. Honestly, Cameroon needs him. He’s a great keeper. (…) If he manages to learn from these difficult times, I think he will grow better. He still has good years of football ahead of him.”concluded the 32-year-old center forward.