Cameroon coach Rigobert Song denied any new rift with goalkeeper Andre Onana who was dropped for the final match on the Africa Cup of Nations and could possibly be on the bench once more on Saturday for the last-16 tie in opposition to Nigeria.
Onana had walked out on Cameroon throughout the World Cup finals in Qatar 14 months in the past after a row with Song however returned to the crew in September to assist them qualify for the event within the Ivory Coast.
He was allowed to overlook Cameroon’s first match to play for Manchester United in opposition to Tottenham Hotspur on January 14 however performed within the Indomitable Lions’ second Group C recreation in opposition to Senegal, conceding three targets and being dropped for his or her final group match in opposition to Gambia on Tuesday.
“I have no problem with my goalkeepers. They are all competitive and ready to respond when they need to play. There is no controversy. They get along very well,” Song advised a press convention on Friday, with out saying whether or not Onana could be restored to the purpose for the last-16 recreation on Saturday.
Song stated defence could be all-important in opposition to Nigeria, whose highly effective assault is led by African Footballer of the Year Victor Osimhen.
“We have already conceded six goals and tomorrow we will find the formula to not concede,” added Song.
“We will try to put Nigeria in difficulty and fight to continue in the competition. I know what needs to be done so that we do everything possible tomorrow to obtain a positive result.”