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Cameroon female goalkeeper dies of heart attack

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Yaounde, May 9: The Cameroon Football Federation has announced the death of Femi Stars Ebolowa goalkeeper Jeanine Christelle Djomng. The 26-year-old goalkeeper collapsed during her warm-up before a Femi Stars Ebolowa match in southern Cameroon, and was rushed to hospital. The governing body said on Sunday initial reports suggested she died of a heart attack but it is now awaiting the formal medical report, the BBC reported.

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

Djomng 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 Engamouit, who now plays in Sweden, was one of the first to react to the news. “It’s with sadness that I have learnt of the death of my team-mate Djomng Jeanine Christelle of Femi Stars Ebolowa, may her soul rest in peace,” she wrote on Twitter on Monday. IANS

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