What's new

Yves Bissouma tests positive for malaria during AFCON but carried on playing

Geez

Badges? We don't need no stinking badges!
Admin
Oct 1, 2003
14,361
7,517
Bissouma featured four times for Mali as they were knocked out of AFCON by Ivory Coast in the quarter-finals.

According to Mali boss Eric Chelle, "it’s not so serious, because someone born in West Africa is used to malaria, he could play".

talkSPORT 4 Feb 24
 

Col_M

Pointing out the Obvious
Feb 28, 2012
22,904
46,204
Have to say, a statement like that doesn’t really encourage charitable donation does it.
 

shao

Well-Known Member
Jun 20, 2003
417
523
I was at this game, Mali vs Ivory Coast, fucking what a game! And yes people get malaria all the time out here (I got a business here so visit often) it's like the flu but can be dangerous for young kids, elderly, pregnant and weak. When someone gets flu like symptom they say it's malaria, half the time it's bullshit. You have to get tested to confirm most most just go straight to the anti malaria meds without testing. Pretty sure Bisu would have been tested though so he probably did have it. Was defo wondering why he wasn't playing
 
Top