Cameroon loses another football player

The Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) has announced the death of 26-year-old goalkeeper Jeanine Christelle Djomnang on Sunday.


Djomnang collapsed during her warm-up before a Femina Stars Ebolowa match in southern Cameroon, and was rushed to hospital.

According to Fecafoot, initial reports suggest that died of a heart attack but it is now awaiting formal medical report.

The footballer had 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.

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

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.