Football Hearts is an awareness project that aims to stem the tide of heart-related diseases and cardiac arrests in football. The football world has been shaken a few times in the past weeks with the passing of former England star Ugo Ehiogu and Ivorian Cheikh Tiote; both while on their respective training grounds.
President of the Tanzania Football Federation Jamal Malinzi stated that ‘this is a laudable project that anyone should and would naturally like to identify with. And I, and the TFF, are in full support of the initiative’.
She promised that her Association under her leadership will play an active role to ‘educate and support in any way we can to protect the lives of the players who make our hearts beat harder with sheer excitement at what they do’.
Johansen called on her colleagues and the wider football fraternity to identify positively with the cause and join hands ‘to make a difference’.
From Sammy Heywood Okine