An Egyptian premier league side, Ittihad of Alexandria has sacked a Cameroonian player, Samuel Nlend four days after he signed a contract for testing positive to HIV.
The 21-year-old former USD Union Douala player has been thrown out of the team following the results of his medicals.
Nlend had turned down an offer from Cairo giants, Al Ahly, and after his signing to the Ittihad of Alexandria said, “I preferred joining Ittihad after I knew the big effort the club has done in order to reinforce the team with great players.”
Nlend, 21, 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 played and scored for the Cameroonian senior team at the African Nations Championship in Rwanda earlier this year.