Thursday, 4 January 2018

GHANA: Footballer Dies On The Pitch In Kumasi

According to report, a 25 year old footballer, has died on the field of
play after suddenly falling unconscious during an inter-community football gala competition in Kumasi on Wednesday, January 3.
The player whose name was Akwasi Poku, was playing for his community, CPC (a suburb in Kumasi) against Tafo (also a suburb in Kumasi) at the Konadu Yiadom Park in Ashtown, when the unfortunate incident happened.

According to one of his teammates who wants to be anonymous, “Akwasi Artem” (as he is
affectionately called) was initially elbowed in the throat during the game by an opponent, but was
able to get back to his fit to play.
But few minutes after the incidence, he went down on the field and suddenly felt unconscious.

Dr Kwesi Opoku, a medical practioner at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, who was at the scene
and gave him first aid on the pitch before he was sent to the Manhyia Hospital said, “nothing
happened to him and all of a sudden he went down and ceased breathing. So we hurriedly started to resuscitate him by doing the CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)".

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