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CAMEROON MOURNS FEMALE GOALKEEPER

Another Cameroonian footballer, Jeanine Christelle Djomnang, has collapsed and died less than 48 hours after the death of Patrick Ekeng Ekeng of Dinamo Bucharesti in Romania.

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

The 26-year-old goalkeeper collapsed during her warm-up before a Femina Stars Ebolowa match in southern Cameroon, and was rushed to hospital. Christelle died during a match day six fixture between her club Femina Stars of Ebolowa and Louves Minproff in the FIFA Women First Division championship

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.

‘‘Cameroon and the great family of Cameroonian football are in mourning. While waiting for an official report on this tragic incident that we lost a daughter, a sister, the President and the Executive Committee of FECAFOOT present their sincere condolences to his family and loved ones,’‘ FECAFOOT euologised.

-BBC & Africa News

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