Cameroonian goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa has been shown the exit door at Belgian side KV Oostende for violating lockdown rules.
The 24-year-old is alleged to have thrown a party at his apartment over the weekend.
Oostende president Gauthier Ganaye said they resolved to terminate the Indomitable Lions goalie’s contract because his wayward “behaviour was unacceptable”.
“As a football club, we cannot tolerate such selfish and irresponsible behaviour.
“We are relieved that we have not had any Covid contamination so far and we are doing everything we can to keep it that way.
“That is why we always remind our players of their duties and they also assume their responsibility.
“KVO as a club is above the individual and given the seriousness of these facts, we therefore feel compelled to initiate the dismissal procedure against Fabrice Ondoa,” he said.
Ondoa, who joined the Belgian side in 2018, has been second-choice at the club this season with Guillaume Hubert playing regularly.
Ondoa has denied ever hosting a party and further expressed unhappiness over the way KV Oostende handled the matter.
“I just heard the news this (Tuesday) afternoon in an e-mail almost at the same time as the press. They are taking such a serious decision without even bothering to hear me. I just got a letter from their lawyer. It’s scandalous!” he wrote on Facebook.
“If they had bothered to invite me to explain, they would have understood that I have done nothing wrong. I have not organized anything at all and it sure wasn’t a lockdown party.”
By FARPost Reporter