Any Bournemouth fans lucky enough to be following the Cherries during their pre-season tour of the United States were given a special treat during a friendly encounter with Minnesota United – a contender for the worst/most hilarious own goal of all time.
Eddie Howe’s side put in a solid performance against the second-division NASL outfit, who are due to join MLS next season.
Comfortable 4-0 winners in the pre-season encounter, the game was largely forgettable save for one incredible error from Minnesota United goalkeeper Sammy Ndjock.
Seemingly under no pressure whatsoever, Ndjock attempted to throw the ball out to one of his Minnesota teammates.
All he ended up doing, however, was throwing the ball, at some speed, into his own net.
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It’s hard to know which is more hilarious either – Ndjock’s throw or the incredible double-take one of his defenders does.
A Cameroon international with three caps for the Indomitable Lions to his name, Ndjock started his career in France’s Ligue 1 with Lille before moving on to Antalyaspor in Turkey.
Now over in the US, something tells us we won’t be seeing the 26-year-old back in Europe anytime soon.
Ndjock is not the first goalkeeper to suffer such a fate though, as this memorable clip from an unidentified Japanese goalkeeper demonstrates.
But as Joe Hart showed England fans this summer, even good goalkeepers can have off days.
He had four of them in France.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.