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Andre Onana reveals career alternatives

by Lesley Ngwa
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  • Andre Onana says he could have been a police officer or invested resources in politics
  • The only African keeper to play the UEFA Champions League and Europa League final has had a glittering career in football

Manchester United and Cameroon goalkeeper, Andre Onana has said he could have been a police officer if the option of being a footballer did not present himself.

The 27-year-old revealed his dream second career during an exclusive interview with the Sun on Friday, December 8.

Onana who began his professional football career about 15 years ago said he has attributes of being a police officer and could have opted for that if he didn’t make a career out of football.

“I think I would have been a policeman because I like responsibility. That’s why my team-mates call me ‘the boss”

The Manchester United netminder who began at his successful football career at the Fundesport Academy before switching to Barcelona, Ajax Amsterdam, Inter and today is the first regular Cameroonian keeper in the English Premier League further revealed another area he has interest in and in doing so, he stated his reasons.

“I love politics, I’m interested in it because it helps me understand how the world works, but for me, policing is one of the best jobs in the world,” Onana explained.

The world hasn’t produced many examples of former footballers who later became police officers, but has successfully produced many of them who switched and made meaning of politics.

Onana can still push his political aspirations upon retirement from football, though as it stands he seems to be many years away from calling quit from the beautiful game which has made him everything he is today.

The double Dutch Eredivise and Dutch Cup winner who helped Inter Milan to claim the Italian Cup last season and reach the UEFA Champions League final is arguably one of the best in the business.

Onana’s focus, character and hard work has left many believing he could only be a footballer though he has now confirmed other ideas about him.

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