Let’s fix the weak heart problem
second red flag.
Is it not time that football stakeholders, corporates and the government invested in protecting the lives of sportsmen and women by subjecting them to strenuous tests at least to detect problems in a player at the beginning of every year before the situation gets out of hand?
I spoke to a highly qualified sports medical doctor who attended a CAF medical seminar in Cairo recently and among the issues discussed was the growing threat posed by cardiac arrest.
And it was also discovered that most clubs did not care to subject their players to a full medical check-up but merely cut corners in an attempt to save a few dollars, something that could result in the prolonged life or sudden death of a player. At other clubs, they do not even bother to subject players to a medical test!