Cameroonian national team keeper André Onana joined Common Goal while playing for Ajax in 2021.
He helped the Dutch side top the Eredivisie table during the 2018-2019 and 2020-21 seasons and win the KNVB Cup in the same years. In the 2019’s Johan Cruyff Shield match, Onana kept a clean sheet, assisting Ajax to the Dutch trophy.
Off the pitch, Onana has a long history of lifting others up. In 2016, he started his own foundation to help disadvantaged young people.
He sees Common Goal as a way to keep making a difference.
“Common Goal opens up many opportunities for me to give back to others." he said.
“In Cameroon, it is difficult to survive if you don't have parents, but even more so if you don't have parents and you are blind.
“That's why I want to help blind children through Common Goal.
“I know the reality there in Cameroon and it's difficult for these blind kids, that's why I want to give them a bit of happiness.
“Why cry when you can laugh.
“Common Goal is a project that I join with my heart.”