Andre Onana Leads Cameroon to AFCON Qualification

Andre Onana with Cameroon during the 2022 World Cup.
Andre Onana with Cameroon during the 2022 World Cup. Photo by Foto Olimpik/NurPhoto/Shutterstock (13636156r)

Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana came out of international retirement to help the Cameroon national team qualify for next year’s African Cup of Nations competition. The 27-year-old player kept a clean sheet as his team demolished Burundi 3-0 in their final qualification game. Onana last played for Cameroon at the World Cup before being dismissed from the squad following a fallout with coach Rigobert Song.

With the pair appearing to have reconciled, Cameroon was able to pick up their first victory since beating Brazil in the group stage of last year’s World Cup. Although the Indomitable Lions proved resilient throughout the first half, it was only after the break that they would finally manage to find a breakthrough.

Just one minute into the second half, Brian Mbeumo took advantage of a defensive error by Burundi to put his team on the scoreboard. Defender Christopher Wooh was able to double Cameroon’s lead from a corner, while captain Vincent Aboubakar scored off a rebound in stoppage time to seal the win.

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