TRAGEDY: Ten African Footballers dead in past Nine Months


Dr Prince Bampo a renowned Sports Exercise Physician has revealed to that ten African footballers have departed in the past nine months.

The suspend death of Ivorian and Beijing Enterprises midfielder Cheick Tiote has died after being rushed to hospital.

Cardiac arrest has caused a number of fatalities among footballers and in recent years it has been noted that players with sub-Saharan African backgrounds seem to have been afflicted in unusually high proportions.

In an exclusive interview with FIFA ,CAF and GFA  renowned Sports Exercise Physician Dr Prince Pambo  he disclosed the alarming situation of African players death due to heart failure.

“In the past nine months ten  footballers  have died in Africa  our own Ghanaian  Uriah Asante , three from Cameroon , one Tanzanian , 2 from Botswana, a Gabonese ,one Nigerian  and now Cheick Tiote,”he told

“My biggest worry is that recommendation made are not effectively implemented by  CAF and the GFA.”

An average black person has a higher chance than any other race to experience Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and at a much earlier age, according to research published by the American Heart Association

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