After beating Cameroon 3 goals to nothing, England progressed to the next round of the women world cup but an incident between England’s Toni Duggan and Cameroon’s Augustine Ejangue has been the talking point.
Ejangue appeared to have spitted on Duggan moments before England’s first goal.
VAR failed to detect the incident as many on social media picked up on what happened.
Some people are of the view that Toni’s hand was extended, thus suggesting that the incident was accidental.
Some people have however question the act.
A few days later, Augustine Silvia Ejangue Siliki tagged Toni Duggan on Instagram with the following wordings.
“I will like to publicly apologize to Toni Duggan for the incident in our World Cup match against England three days ago. I didn’t mean this and no harm was intended. I simply spit without looking, and I’m very sorry to Toni for this incident. I have the utmost respect for her as a professional and wish her to go as far as possible with her national team and in her club career. During the match, I apologized and explained what happened immediately to the match official, I looked for Toni outside the locker room but didn’t see her unfortunately. I have played professionally in Europe for the last 9 years as a defender in too leagues in Denmark, Spain, Norway, Russia and in champions league. I also played in the Olympic Games in London, in World Cups in Canada and now in France, and in multiple African championships. I have never been sent off and never had any discipline issues. I have the highest respect for the referees and my fellow professionals. I’m sorry for this accident.🙏🙏🙏.”
Augustine Ejangue was one of Cameroon’s key players in the just ended World Cup in France.