The Zimbabwe Football Association Medicine Committee has embarked on an exercise to produce fully fledged medics possessing considerable knowledge of football medicine.
The ZIFA Football Medicine Committee is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to churn out competent and fully trained medics. A month ago, a course was held in Chinhoyi about a month ago and other provinces are set to benefit from the exercise in the near future.
Chairman of the ZIFA Medicine Committee, Doctor Nick Munyonga said spreading football medicine knowledge to all parts of the country remains their principal objective adding that significant progress has been made so far.
Munyonga said: â€œIts in our strategic plan as the ZIFA Medicine Commission to make sure weâ€™ve conducted courses in all provinces and at least all football regions. That way we will be in a position to ensure we capacitate several people. Thatâ€™s the only way we can stay abreast with international standards,
â€œCurrently in Zimbabwe we have six football medicine instructors trained by FIFA. Weâ€™ve put up structures where we will have a national football medicine committee, as well as regional and provincial football medicine committees which will see us getting the numbers that we want and Iâ€™m sure all other national associations will take a lesaf from that to ensure that their sporting teams are covered by people who are properly trained.â€
Doctor Munyonga said very soon itâ€™s going to be mandatory as per FIFA sports medicine committee advice that all players on the domestic scene should undergo pre-competition medical examination, hence it is imperative that the number of medics be increased in order to cope with the demand that will arise.