Richard Towa, the head coach of Cameroon football team fainted during a match on Thursday against Morocco in the Islamic Solidarity Games and was taken to a Baku hospital reported by Tamo Moktamo, the team’s doctor.
The coach of the Indomitable Lions was spotted celebrating 31st-minute goal of Frantz Pangop Tchidjui before fainting and then taken to the infirmary of the stadium where he had to be given first aid before being taken to a hospital in Baku, related by Dr. Moktamo.
Richard Towa was admitted to the hospital about 6:00 pm local time and was administered at the cardiology department. He is now stabilized and doing quite well, Moktamo added.
The fainting of coach Towa was seen to be caused by hypertensive crisis which brought a severe headache and brain disruptions.
At the moment, it is not easy to say what exactly happened, but the coach underwent an MRI scan, a heart x-ray, an electrocardiogram after his situation became worse while at the infirmary of the stadium, he had to be revived for a period of time, explained Dr. Moktamo.
Cameroon had a draw 1-1 against Morocco, given in to a 95th-minute equalizer.
The Indomitable Lions have to win over Saudi Arabia in their concluding match with only two points from two games in order to have a chance to qualify for the semifinals from Group A in the Islamic Solidarity Games.