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Deaths in Football: Why Footballers Need First Aid Knowledge

April 8, 2017

  When Atletico Madrid striker, Fernando Torres slumped on the field of play under challenge from Alex Bergantinos of Deportivo La Coruna in a Spanish La Liga game on March 3, 2017, the news sent ripples across the world of football. This was a player who had won virtually all the top prizes in football, […]

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PREVENTING STREET SOCCER RELATED INJURIES

February 7, 2017

  Crisis– Going home after the day job, I had to stay back at the field, across the road watching the street guys playing bear footed catching their fun until a driver driving a 2016 BMW with a tinted glass, drove pass by disturbing the flow of play on the field, all of a sudden […]

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Sport Safety: Protecting School Pupils from Abuse by Sport Coaches

January 11, 2017

A Lagos-based football academy manager, Mr. Frank Darlington was arrested on November 17, 2016, for having carnal knowledge of three boys in his academy. According to media reports, Darlington, who manages Soccer Warriors Football Academy in the Agege area of the state, slept with many of the boys, some of whom were less than 18 […]

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Hazards of Football Viewing Centres in Nigeria

Hazards of Football Viewing Centres in Nigeria

November 16, 2016

Owning a football viewing centre has proved to be quite a rewarding and popular enterprise in Nigeria. This is more especially so during European football seasons when numerous fans throng the viewing centres on weekends or selected weekdays to relax and catch a glimpse of their favourite footballers – from Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo, […]

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Sports Injury: How being injured affects mental health

June 8, 2016

Injuries, while hopefully infrequent, are often an unavoidable part of sport participation. While most injuries can be managed with little to no disruption in sport participation and other activities of daily living, some impose a substantial physical and mental burden. For some athletes, the psychological response to injury can trigger or unmask serious mental health […]

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