Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana could make a return to the Cameroon national team despite his fallout at the World Cup over the winter.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews.
Inter keeper had a much-publicized fallout with the Cameroon national team during the World Cup in Qatar.
The 27-year-old had began the tournament as the Indomitable Lions’ starting goalkeeper. However, Onana had tactical disagreements with the coaching staff.
Onana and the Cameroon staff were unable to reconcile their differences.
Furthermore, the Cameroonian FA only seemed to make things worse with their attempts to step in and intervene. There was reportedly tension between Onana and FA President Samuel Eto’o.
The initial disagreement all seemed to stem from Onana’s interpretation of his position.
The Nerazzurri keeper is known for being aggressive in how he comes off his line. Onana’s preferred style of play involves making himself very involved in buildup play with his feet.
Cameroon coach Rigobert Song had preferred that Onana play a more traditional style, staying on his line and focusing on making saves.
In any event, in the fallout from the incident, Onana announced that he’d be retiring from international football.
Inter Milan’s Andre Onana Could Return To Play For Cameroon
According to Tuttosport, there is a chance that Onana could return to play for his national team soon.
The 27-year-old Inter keeper is in the preliminary squad for the friendly match against Mexico.
There is no chance that Onana will be part of the Cameroon squad for that match. The friendly is scheduled for June 10th. That is the same day the Nerazzurri will face Manchester City in the Champions League final.
However, Tuttosport report, Onana could be back playing for Cameroon for an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Burundi in September.