Algerian surgeon studies further into deaths of African players on football pitches

Former Ivorian defensive midfielder Cheick Tiote will be buried in Abidjan on Sunday. CAF medical committee member Dr Yacine Zerguini says more research is needed to understand why on-field fatalities are on the rise among African footballers. In his research, ‘The Heart of the African Player’, the Algerian orthopaedic surgeon hopes to encourage measures to avoid these deaths. Celestine Karoney has more.

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