A Cameroonian female goalkeeper, Jeanine Christelle Djomnang, has died from a suspected heart attack after collapsing during a warm-up session.
The Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot), announced that Djomnang, 26, became ill before a Femina Stars Ebolowa match in southern Cameroon on Sunday, and died on her way to the hospital. Jeanine Christelle Djomnang complained of chest pains as she prepared to take on Louves MINPROFF Yaounde in the Cameroon elite league.
The federation’s initial reports suggest she died of a heart attack but it is now awaiting a medical report. This is yet another tragedy recorded for the country, as just a few days ago, a Cameroon player Patrick Ekeng died in Romania.
Read More Here: Cameroonian Footballer Patrick Ekeng Dies On The Pitch
On Friday, it was confirmed that Dinamo Bucharest and Cameroon midfielder Patrick Ekeng had died of a suspected heart attack after collapsing on the pitch.
The 26-year-old defensive midfielder fell to the floor in the 70th minute of a televised Romanian league match between Dinamo and Viitorul Constanta, without any contact with another player just seven minutes after coming on as a substitute. He died later in hospital.
A book of condolence has been opened at the Cameroon Football Federation headquarters for both Ekeng and Djomanang. Gaelle Enganamouit, Cameroon’s African Women Footballer of the Year, who now plays in Sweden, was one of the first to react to the news on social media. She wrote:
“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.”
In what may seem like a series of death records to the football world, the death of former Newcastle Jets player, Bernardo Ribeiro has also been reported.
Read More Here: Another Footballer Bernardo Ribeiro Dies After Match
The 26-year old midfielder died after falling ill during a match in Brazil. According to report, Brazilian Ribeiro was playing for Friburguense in his homeland on Saturday when he took ill and had to be replaced. He was taken to hospital but later suffered a suspected fatal heart attack.