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PATRICK’S EKENG’S AGENT URGES FIFA TO TRAIN PLAYERS FOR HEART PROBLEMS

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According to the agent of the late Cameroonian footballer, Patrick Ekeng, FIFA must train all players regarding the treatment of heart related issues.

Hasan Anil Eken represented the late Ekeng who died due to cardiac arrest last year, and believes training players could prove crucial in a battle to save a player’s life.

Ekeng died in May 2016 whilst playing for Dinamo Bucharest in Romania and the ambulance that treated him had no defibrillator.

“With this injury, every second is very important to save lives,” Eken said in a letter to FIFA.

“Football players are the ones who are closest to (each other) – timing is important.

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