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Are Uganda football clubs prepared for players medical emergencies?
The safety of players on the pitch is something that has for so long been put on the back burner by clubs in the Uganda Premier League.

The safety of players on the pitch is something that has for so long been put on the back burner by clubs in the Uganda Premier League.

From the ambulance to the stretcher to qualified medical personnel all being as integral as the twenty-two men on the pitch.

 

Are Uganda Premier League clubs doing enough when it comes to the comes to the welfare of their players?

 

Bernard Bainemanyi the CEO of the Uganda superleague says that the challenge they have is the availability of money and the fact that even the insurance companies fear to take on players.

 

He gives the example of Vincent Onyebuchi the express player who suffered a life-threatening injury and has spent over 30 million on treatment.

 

KCCA's Physiotherapist Ivan Ssewanyana says they do full body physical check-ups on their players at the beginning of every season.

However this is just unique to KCCA, and most top-flight clubs don't have access to such medical services.