Medical emergencies in football can strike at any time. From common injuries to life-threatening situations such as sudden cardiac arrest, understanding basic first aid can help save lives, today (24 January 2023) Botswana Football Association in partnership with Boitekanelo College organized a basic first aid training course for Debswana First Division South League teams.
Among the course participants there was the chairman for Debswana First Division South League Major Thebeetsile Mokgwa, National Executive Committee member Mr. Alec F. Monyake and Mr. Molefhi K. Obenne also the Attachment Coordinator at Boitekanelo College.
Speaking during the theory session, Ms Tshegofatso Phaketsane also a lecturer from Emergency Medical Care Department at Boitakanelo College revealed the synopsis of the course focuses on developing an understanding and applying the principles of basic first aid with the focus on sports injuries. She further added that this course provides participants with training on essential first aid skills that could prove vital when faced with a medical emergency.
Furthermore, the training course covers the theoretical sessions, discussions demonstrations, and scenarios.