Dr Prince Bampo a renowned Sports Exercise Physician has revealed to sportsworldghana.com 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 sportsworldghana.com
“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