26-year old Cameroonian goalkeeper dies during warm-up session

Cameroonian goalkeeper Jeanine Christelle Djomnang passed away after collapsing during a warm-up session with her club, yesterday.

The 26 year-old goalkeeper, was said to have been ill before her team’s – Femina Stars Ebolowa – match in the country’s top flight league. She had chest pains prior to the game, but eventually collapsed during the warm-up session


As reported by Cameroon’s football federation, she succumbed to cardiac arrest on her way to the hospital, though a detailed medical report is currently being produced, to analyze the actual cause of her death.

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Cameroon’s African Women Footballer of the Year, Gaelle Enganamouit, expressed her condolences on her social media.

“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 said.

What’s more saddening is that this news came only 2 days after another Cameroonian footballer, Patrick Ekeng, who played for Dinamo Bucharest, collapsed on the pitch while playing in a fixture against Viitorul. He was 26 years old.



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