FIFA 2010 World Cup – Medical Services
The Executive Committee of the South African Sports Medicine Association wishes the medical team of Bafana Bafana and all our colleagues participating in this auspicious event every success over the coming weeks.
South Africa has a proud tradition of excellence in sports medicine and we are certain that this will be evident in the medical services offered to players, administrators and visitors during Africa’s World Cup.
Serving on the Medical Advisory Committee for the event are experienced and long-standing SASMA members of whom the association is justifiably proud. In addition, many physicians, orthopaedists, podiatrists, radiologists, physiotherapists, biokineticists, chiropractors and physiologists will be involved in rendering team support. Providing medical support to the national team are Dr Ephraim Nematswerani, Godfrey Sepuru and Jeremy Kern . They especially carry our (and the nation’s!) best wishes for an injury-free tournament!
It is our wish that FIFA 2010 affords South African Sports Medicine the opportunity to shine internationally and leaves a medical legacy for others to follow.
Dr Jon Patricios & SASMA EXCO
Photograph: Oliver Weiken/EPA