A FEMALE Cameroon international has had rocks thrown at her home – leaving the team “traumatised.”
Gaelle Enganamouit’s residence was vandalised after she missed a penalty during the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Nigeria.
Getty Images4 Fans threw rocks at Gaelle Enganamouit’s house after she missed a penalty
Cameroon ended up losing 4-2 on spot-kicks, missing out on a place at next year’s World Cup in the process.
But fans took out their anger at Enganamouit’s family home, throwing rocks at the building and rocking Cameroon women’s football to its core.
Head coach Joseph Ndoko revealed: “It is a very unpatriotic and outrageous act that some persons will attack Gaelle’s home because of the penalty miss.
“It is football and things like this happen. It could’ve gone either way but I hope people still remember all the good times and realise that these players are fighting for the honour of an entire country.
AFP4 The ace fluffed her lines during a shoot-out against Nigeria
“What they need is support and encouragement, not such shameful behaviour.
“In the team, we take away the phones of the players to make sure they don’t read the negative press about them.
“Obviously she will be wondering if her mothers or siblings are alright. This is just very annoying and isn’t the right way to prepare for such an important game.”
Teammate Nchout Njoya Ajara added: “It is traumatising when you read that the people you’re fighting for can’t forgive you for a mistake.
AFP4 Cameroon lost the shoot-out and were sent packing from the Women's Africa Cup of Nations