Andre Onana's quest to represent Cameroon at AFCON 2023 takes a major turn


Manchester United's number one shot stopper, Andre Onana will in goal for the Red Devils when they play Tottenham in the Premier League.

There are reports from Athletic that Manchester United and the Cameroonian Football Federation ( FECAFOOT) have reached an agreement to have Andre Onana play for United a day before AFCON 2023 begins in Ivory Coast. United host Tottenham on January 14, while Camerron begins their quest to win the Africa Cup of Nations with an opening fixture against Guimea.

FECAFOOT agreed with United after both parties understood that losing Onana in a crucial league game might be a big blow in their quest to finish in the top four during a crucial part of the season. This lead to both parties reaching a compromise to ensure that Onana is available for both club and country.

The 27-year-old Cameroon international will now be able to play in United’s FA Cup third-round tie against Wigan Athletic on Monday, before the game against Spurs to Old Trafford six days later. He is expected to leave immediately for Ivory Coast after the league game against Tottenham and be available for Cameroon who face Guinea in their opening match on January 15, 2024.

However if Cameroon does not progress beyond the group stage, Onana might not miss any matches for United. The Indomitable final group game is on January 23, 2024, which is before United's potential FA Cup fourth-round match.