Cameroon coach faints during match
Cameroon football coach Richard Towa was taken to a Baku hospital after fainting on Thursday during the match against Morocco in the Islamic Solidarity Games, said team doctor Tamo Moktamo.
AFP reports that the Indomitable Lions coach was seen celebrating Frantz Pangop Tchidjui’s 31st-minute goal before fainting He is “being taken into the stadium’s infirmary where he had to be reanimated and was then taken to the hospital in Baku”, according to Dr Moktamo.
“He was admitted around 6:00 PM local time and was treated at the cardiology department. He’s stabilised now and is doing fairly well,” he added.
The fainting was “most likely” due to a “hypertensive crisis” which caused a violent headache as well as brain disruptions.
“It’s difficult to say, at this moment, what happened exactly but the coach had an MRI scan, an electrocardiogram, an X-ray of his heart after he got worse in the stadium’s infirmary, he had to be reanimated for quite a while,” said Dr Moktamo.
Cameroon drew 1-1 against Morocco, conceding a 95th-minute equaliser.
The Cameroonians are locked up in the same group with Nigeria in the race to the 2018 World Cup with the Central Africans lagging behind their rival in the contest. Both teams are billed to meet twice within one week in one of the hottest fixtures on the continent this year.