Cameroonian player sacked by club after testing positive for HIV

Just four days after signing for a new club, Cameroonian player Samuel Nlend has been sacked for testing positive to HIV.

Nlend last week was signed by Egyptian Premier League side Ittihad of Alexandria from Cameroonian club USD Union Douala.

Samuel Nlend

Samuel Nlend

During his medicals, the 21-year-old Nlend was tested positive for HIV which led to the club sacking him.

The player had signed a three-year contract when he joined the club from USD Union Douala.

Nlend according to Egyptian news outlet, Kingfut, Nlend was approached by Cairo giants Al Ahly before he joined Ittihad of Alexandria.

Samuel Nlend

Samuel Nlend

“I preferred joining Ittihad after I knew the big effort the club has done in order to reinforce the team with great players,” the 21-year-old striker said after signing for the Alexandria-based club.

It is not known if other clubs will accept him..


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By Sydney Chesterfield on August 31, 2016 · Posted in Sports, Trends

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