See What was Done to Cameronian Footballer in His Home Country After Being Sacked for Testing Positive to HIV (Photos)

Cameroonians have thrown their full weight of support behind the footballer who was sacked by Egyptian club abroad after testing positive to HIV during a medical check-up exercise.

Samuel Nlend (red shirt)
Samuel Nlend, 21, is back in Cameroon, after being sacked by an Egyptian football club, Al Ittihad, for allegedly testing HIV positive during the club’s standard medical test routine.

The 21-year-old footballer’s friends, former teammates and fans came out in their numbers to welcome him back home. Cameroonians are reeling in anger and have called for the club to be sued for violating Samuel’s right to privacy by making his HIV test results public.

The SYNAFOC (Syndicat national des footballeurs camerounais) has even promised to take legal actions against the Egyptian club.

Nlend, is regarded as one of Cameroon’s brightest soccer prospects. He finished the last Cameroonian soccer league season as the top scorer with his former club, Union Douala. He also played and scored for the Cameroonian senior team at the African Nations Championship in Rwanda earlier this year.

Nlend’s teamates are very happy to have him back and many have promised to give him all the moral support he needs to keep going in his career.

“We are happy to see our teammate in great shape because he is important for our team. We will put all of us together to work for good end of season”  Said David Eto’o

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