Social media users in Nigeria are urging the coaching staff of Cameroon to select Andre Onana as the goalkeeper when the Super Eagles face the Indomitable Lions on Saturday in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
This comes after it was confirmed that the Indomitable Lions will be the Super Eagles’ opponents in the Round of 16 following the five-time Champions 3-2 win victory over The Gambia.
Recall that Man United’s goalkeeper Onana was benched during the game, with his omission from the line-up speculated to not be unconnected with his questionable performance against Senegal where he conceded three goals.
The 27-year-old has been the subject of trolls and criticism since signing for Man United in the Summer after several howlers in goal for the English giants.
Taking to social media to react to the fixture, Nigerian football fans wished Onana will be fielded in the clash with Cameroon as they see it as an advantage for the Super Eagles attack led by reigning Africa Player of the Year, Victor Osimhen.
@SireNoble wrote, “Make Onana play this match against Nigeria, I want to check something.”
@Eazilino said, “An appeal to Cameroon to play Onana against Nigeria on Saturday, we have a surprise for Him.”
@IbkSports tweeted, “Petition to start Andre Onana against the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday.”