Ghanaian clubs 'fake players' medical reports, says GFA chief

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The medical expert for the country's football association has revealed that clubs forge reports of their players to enable them play

Ghana Football Association’s medical committee chairman Dr. Adam Baba says Premier League clubs do not present accurate medical reports of their players ahead of each season as required by the law.

The Caf medical committee member believes although clubs complain lack of finances, their legalities put players into high risk.

“The biggest problem is medical reports of players. We have met on this practice on several occasions and we are arranging for another meeting," Baba told Starr FM.

"However, the problem that club owners keep drumming as a matter of fact is finances which they tell us in the face.

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"They say that they can’t medically check all players [so they always find their way out] but I think this is dangerous for our game. Every report from clubs must be genuine not the other way around to protect the players from unexpected incidents,” he added.

Ghana FA has announced that registration of players for the 2017-18 season will begin on November 22.

Former Kessben FC player Bartholomew Yeboah collapsed and died on the pitch in a game against Liberty Professionals during 2009-10 season. He was later diagnosed of suffering from heart problems but his medical report at the FA never captured it.

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