Cameroon goalkeeper was guest of Footissime. A show that was broadcasted on Friday night on RMC Sport 1.
During the interview, the footballer was disappointed of the low number of black goalkeepers in European clubs. “Clubs do not trust black goalies,” said the 23-year-old. It’s a reality. We only have to watch. I am not the one saying it. (…) I am not a specialist in football coaching. They have their reasons. We must often see that the black goalkeepers lack concentration, “complains the player.
The problem with black guards in Europe
The 23-year-old believes there is a problem with black goalkeepers in Europe. Last May, he had already spoken on this subject to BBC: “I do not see the difference between white and black goalkeepers. They are the same, they make mistakes. I make mistakes, everyone does. But the black guards must be well prepared, because it’s not easy for us, “he said. Joining Ajax since 2014, Onana is one of the few black goalkeepers in the best European clubs. He went through the Eto’o Foundation in Cameroon before joining FC Barcelona’s La Masia in 2010. With the Barça juniors, he win the UEFA Champions League U19 in 2014. The last rampart of Ajax.
The Cameroonian international (13 matches played) signs a pre-contract with Ajax Amsterdam for the following season. We are in January 2015. He finally joins the club in February, for three and a half years. André Onana evolves initially with the reserve of the Dutch club. He becomes titular during the 2016-2017 season, replacing Jasper Cillessen who left for FC Barcelona.