Cameroon’s first choice goalkeeper, Andre Onana was reportedly kicked out of the country’s World Cup squad after a heated argument with manager Rigobert Song, Newspremises reports.
The Inter Milan player is alleged to have argued with his coach Song about the keeper’s playing style.
Devis Epassy, who plays for Abha in Saudi Arabia, took his place, with the decision made just hours before Cameroon’s crucial World Cup clash with Serbia in Group G, which they drew 3 – 3.
According to Helena Condis Edo, despite efforts by Cameroon Football Federation head and famed striker Samuel Eto’o to broker peace talks, Onana sees his connection with the team as “irreversible.”
Marca believes the argument arose after Song yelled at the goalkeeper during practice for taking too many risks with his foot.
The coach wanted him to play more conventionally and was dissatisfied with how the goalie advanced off his line. Later, it was agreed that Onana should quit the squad and not compete in the tournament any longer.