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Onana quits international football at twenty-six

Inter Milan and Cameroon goalkeeper, André Onana has retired from International football at 26-years of age and 34 caps for the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.

It would be recalled that the former Ajax goalkeeper was sent home from Qatar following a disagreement with the national team manager, Rigobert Song, who said he was forced to take the decision owing to a disciplinary breach by the Inter Milan custodian.

Onana featured in Cameroon's Group H opener which saw the Rigobert Song's side fall to a 1-nil defeat to Switzerland while Devis Epassy playing in a 3-3 draw against Serbia and in the famous 1-0 win over Brazil.

He was unhappy with what transpired in Qatar and went on to allege he was misunderstood.

“Every story, however beautiful it may be, always has its end. And my story with the Cameroon national team has reached this point. Players come and go, but Cameroon always comes before any person or player,” Onana said in a statement.

“Cameroon will always remain the same as my love for the national team shirt and for our people who have always supported us regardless of the difficulties.

“My feelings have not changed. My Cameroonian heart will keep beating and wherever it goes it will fight to always raise the flag of Cameroon as high as possible.

“I will continue to support Cameroon as a fan, just like 27 million Cameroonians do at every game. I can only thank all those who trusted me and believed that I could contribute to the team.”

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