By Victor Kanayo
Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana has been called up to the Cameroon national team for the September internationals.
This comes after the 27-year-old decided to quit international football during last winter’s World Cup in Qatar, leaving the competition after a disagreement with manager Rigobert Song, per Actu Foot Afrique.
Former Liverpool and West Ham defender Song took over as Cameroon coach in March 2022, but saw his side eliminated at the group stage of the World Cup having only taken a point from their first two games before beating already qualified Brazil in their final match.
In what would be a U-turn, the former Ajax player could line up against Burundi in a winner-takes-all Group C qualifier on September 12, ahead of next year’s African finals, to be hosted by Ivory Coast in January and February.
Namibia top the qualifying group by one point but have completed their matches after Group C was reduced to three teams following Kenya’s expulsion, with two to advance.
Cameroon hold second spot on goal difference from Burundi who they host in the decider.
The tournament was moved to early 2024 from this summer due to weather concerns.
It will now happen between January 13 and February 11, which means Onana would miss at least four games for United.
The 27-year-old Onana joined United from Inter Milan in July, taking over as first choice at Old Trafford from David De Gea, who left after 12 years at the club.
Cameroon reached the semi-finals in 2021.