Female goalkeeper dies in Cameroon

The Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) has announced the death of Jeanine Christelle Djomnang on Sunday.

Jeanine Christelle Djomnang played for Femina Stars Ebolowa in Cameroon
Jeanine Christelle Djomnang played for Femina Stars Ebolowa in Cameroon

The 26-year-old goalkeeper collapsed during her warm-up before a Femina Stars Ebolowa match in southern Cameroon, and was rushed to hospital.

Fecafoot says initial reports suggest she died of a heart attack but it is now awaiting formal medical report.

The news comes less than 48 hours after the death of Cameroon international Patrick Ekeng in Romania.

Djomnang complained of chest pains as she prepared to take on Louves MINPROFF Yaounde in the Cameroon elite league and died on her way to hospital.

Cameroon’s African Women Footballer of the Year Gaelle Enganamouit, who now plays in Sweden, was one if the first to react to the news.

“It’s with sadness that I have learnt of the death of my team-mate Djomnang Jeanine Christelle of Femina Stars Ebolowa, may her soul rest in peace,” she wrote on social media.

A book of condolence has been opened at the federation headquarters for both Ekeng and Djomanang.

 Source: BBC Sport