The Cameroon Football Federation and Manchester United have reached an agreement to modify the arrival date of goalkeeper Andre Onana for the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast.

Originally scheduled to join the Indomitable Lions at least a week before the tournament, the new arrangement allows Onana to arrive a day after the AFCON's opening game.

The adjustment is strategically aligned with Manchester United's Premier League fixture against Tottenham Hotspurs in Week 21, set for January 14th.

Onana, expected to start in goal for Manchester United, will now depart after this crucial match, minimizing the time available for his preparation for Cameroon's AFCON opener against Guinea on January 15th.

Sources from the Athletic indicate that Onana will have less than 24 hours between the Premier League fixture and Cameroon's AFCON game.

Despite the tight schedule, this arrangement ensures Onana's availability for Cameroon's subsequent group matches against Senegal and Gambia.

The negotiations reflect the delicate balance between club and national team commitments, highlighting the complexities that arise during international tournaments and the collaboration needed between football federations and top-tier clubs.