CAF wants injury free 2010 CAN


Congress’ chief coordinator Dr. James Sekajugo.

THE Confederation of African Football (CAF) wants the 3rd medical congress to address key issues that will cut down on the number of injury cases at next year’s Africa Nations Cup in Angola.

The Congress’ chief coordinator Dr. James Sekajugo told Times Sport yesterday that the event is addressing key issues in football medicine which will help the continent to host a successfully tournament next January.

“We are discussing on travel related infections, injuries and doping among others,” Sekajugo said during a tea break at Laico hotel, the venue of the congress.

Sekajugo added that one of the goals is to have an infection free CAN, a Nations Cup final that is injury free and free from emergencies that may arise from underlying physiological, physical, medical and mental abnormalities.

“We also want to have a clean and doping free African Cup of Nations (CAN).

Other issues being discussed in the four-day congress which ends this Thursday include immunity and nutrition in sport, pre-competition medical assessment and sports injuries.

The congress, organised under the auspices of CAF is held every two years.

Rwanda has fielded five physiotherapists namely; Jean Paul Bitega, Ngabo Gisanura, Jean Damascene Gasherebuka, Patrick Rutamu and Jean Claude Tuyishime.

Officials from World Health Organization, the English Football Association and COCAN 2010 are also present.