Cameroonian player fired by football club for being HIV positive
30 August 2016, 09:15
Nairobi - A player has been fired by a football club in Egypt for being HIV positive.
Just four days after signing for Egyptian Premier League club Al Ittihad, 21-year-old Samuel Nlend has had his contract terminated by his new club after testing positive for AIDS.
Egyptian news outlet KingFut.com reported that a media representative of the club confirmed the news to the press.
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The young forward has been capped five times by Cameroon, Transfermarket states scoring in January’s African Cup of Nations competition before securing a summer move to Al Ittihad.
According to Africatopsports, Nlend had signed a three year contract with Al Ittihad on the 24th August. Not quite a brilliant show of support from his new Egyptian club.
There are no rules against playing football with the condition but it’s unlikely Nlend would be able to get a work permit in another country.