Ex-Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak midfielder, Hamza Mohammed wants the Ghana FA and the clubs to take a cue from the swift medical attention given to Danish midfielder, Christian Eriksen.
The Inter Milan midfielder collapsed in his country’s EURO 2020 opening 1-0 defeat against Finland at the Parken, Denmark last Saturday.
Eriksen was given a swift first aid by team captain, Simon Kjaer before the paramedics attended to the former Tottenham Hotspur man.
The 29-year-old is awake and doing well but there are questions regarding his chances of playing again.
Hamza Mohammed believes the GFA and the Ghanaian clubs must learn and train personnel to attend to critical medical situations of that nature.
“It’s true that off late clubs run medical check up for players when they sign them but that is not enough.
“We have to do more than that.
“We must make sure when our clubs are playing [games], the medics are adequately prepared.
“We must include people with medical specialties so we can save critical situation.
“But if we don’t do that then it’s dangerous.
“The first thing our medics turn to when there is an injury situation is water.
“Our clubs should train people to solve the critical problems when it arise in our local games.” Hamza Mohammed told Africa-foot.com.
A few years back, a 20-year-old Ghana footballer named Kofi Nicholas collapsed and died playing an exhibition match in Sefwi Komiama, in the Juaboso District of the Western Region.
Hamza Mohammed’s domestic career saw him play for notable clubs like current Division One club, Real Tamale United, King Faisal, Asante Kotoko and later Hearts of Oak.