Tchebegna Patrick Yvan*, Wouna Angong Dominic, Yomkil Baye Jean Jacques, Nang Terrenstra Francial, Chiabi Edmond Ngong, Dang Odi Lionel Arnaud and Tsobgny Panka Chrislain
Department of Public Health, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon
*Corresponding Author: Tchebegna Patrick Yvan, Department of Public Health, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon.
Received: March 25, 2021; Published: May 22, 2021
Citation: Tchebegna Patrick Yvan., et al. “Return to Football Competitions in Cameroon during the Covid-19 Pandemic: The Key Role of Sports Physicians during the African Nations Championship (CHAN 2021)". Acta Scientific Microbiology 5.6 (2021): 113-115.
Background: The world of sport has been significantly affected with the cancellation of important football events. The disruption of football activities caused by COVID-19 presents a challenge for sport physicians and coaches to discern and implement best practices for a safe return to sport.
Discussion: At the time of writing this article, the most imminent challenge in Cameroon is the African Nations Championship which is almost started. Authors present evidence to inform and clarify scientific community about what could be done in Cameroon before return to important international competitions in the setting of COVID-19. The sports physician is at the heart of the management of football teams. Sports physicians involved in the care of competitive athletes should implement all prevention strategies against COVID-19, know the commonest symptoms, potential treatments, and decide when a player can return to normal athletic participation after an infection.
Keywords: COVID-19; Sports Physician; Football; Competitions
Copyright: © 2021 Tchebegna Patrick Yvan., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.