Another Player Collapses During a Motsepe Foundation Championship Match in Limpopo
- There was another medical emergency in a local football match
- This time, it occurred during a Motsepe Foundation Championship match between Black Leopards and Casric Stars in Malamulele, Limpopo
- Leopards player Tiklas Thutlwa collapsed during the encounter, with the weather conditions believed to be the cause
There was a moment of great concern in a Motsepe Foundation Championship encounter between Black Leopards and Casric Stars at Malamulele Stadium in Limpopo.
Leopards forward Tiklas Thutlwa reportedly collapsed during the encounter that would eventually end in a 1-1 draw.
According to FARPost, it is believed that the brutally hot weather conditions eventually overwhelmed Thutlwa. Medical personnel responded immediately to the stricken player, who was not taken to the hospital.
Da Gama later clarified what happened to him, telling the publication in another article:
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“What happened is that he got winded. The ball hit him full on his chest, so he collapsed He was hit right in the middle of his chest, so he will obviously go for an ECG [electrocardiogram test] to be checked out properly and make sure he is fine.
"He is fine now, and he was there during the duration of the match. There was no need for him to go to the hospital. The boy got his wind back, but that was very early in the game, so we had to take him out.”
The incident happed less than two weeks after the tragic death of Richards Bay FC player Siphamandla Mtolo, who collapsed during a training session.
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The Richards Bay FC midfielder collapsed and passed on during training. His coach Vasili Manousakis has relived the last few moments of 'Spepe's' life with sadness.
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