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Medical chat with Dr Lone Bogwasi

The field of Exercise and Sports Medicine is a diverse field looking at athlete health and well-being in effort to support them and provide a conducive ground for them to achieve their greatest potential during participation.

Composition of Professionals:

1. Sports Physician – A medical doctor with post-graduate training in sports medicine. Leads athlete care in collaboration with other professionals. Expertise is well rounded and refers treatment to the relevant disciplines of care.

2. Physiotherapist – Provides all rounded physical therapy and guides return to play process along with other members of the team.

3. Biokineticist – Deals with the science of movement along with identification and correction of factors likely to cause injury. They take the batton from the Physiotherapist and are the final phase before an athlete starts with the physical trainer.

4. Sports Nutritionist/Dietician: Deals with the nutritional aspect of the player to ensure they are well fueled to participate. They work with the team to guide on the diet plan before, during and after activity. Also has insight on Antidoping measures.

5. Psychologist – Deals with the psychological aspect of the athlete, be it treatment or motivation. Important part as a demotivated athlete cannot reach their full potential.

6. Sports Scientist: They guide the team regarding how the body works during physical activity, the physiologic adaptations to training and the science behind training methods.

7. Physical Trainer – They work with the team in walking the player through a gradual rehabilitation process.

All these are a minimum for a safe, adequate evidence based approach to aid athlete performance. They work hand in hand with the technical team to compliment their training efforts.

Scripted by: Dr Bogwasi (BFA Medical committee chair)

Development

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The CAF Pan-African Schools Football Championship is an intercontinental schools soccer tournament for both boys and girls focusing on youth participation in the growth and development to shape future leaders.
 
This yearโ€™s CAF PAN AFRICAN SCHOOL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 1st edition-season 2022/23 commence today (August 5th to the 7th August 2022)
 
Its objective is to promote and develop the educational, cultural, and humanitarian aspects of organized football in Africa by implementing youth programmes.
 
The competition is open to young students (girls and boys) aged 13 to 15 years, regularly attending school that has signed with the BFA and whose schools have been selected according to criteria set by CAF.
 
๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ฌ:
 
๐Œ๐š๐จ๐ค๐š ๐‰๐’๐’
๐๐ž๐ค๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ง๐ž ๐‰๐’๐’
๐Œ๐ฆ๐š๐ฉ๐ก๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š ๐‰๐’๐’
๐‘๐š๐๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž ๐‰๐’๐’
๐๐š๐ง๐จ๐ ๐š๐ง๐  ๐‰๐’๐’
๐™๐ฐ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ฆ๐›๐ž ๐‰๐’๐’
๐’๐ž๐ค๐ ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž ๐‰๐’๐’
๐“๐ก๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ ๐š ๐‰๐’๐’
๐๐จ๐ค๐š๐ฆ๐จ๐ฌ๐จ ๐‰๐’๐’
๐Œ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ฆ๐จ ๐‰๐’๐’
 
Selected teams are part of the entire edition of the Pan-African School Football Championship, organized during the 2022/2023 season and will take place in three phases:
 
I. The National Phase from March to July 2022
II. The Zonal Phase from September to December 2022
III. The Continental Phase from March to July 2023
 
The games will be played at the Lekidi Football Centre grounds from 0800 to 1700 hours.

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