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Blatter visited Cameroon 11 years ago for the first time when he accompanied with emotion and sadness a great player, Marc Vivien Foe, who died tragically, to his grave.

Paying homage to Foe and all footballers in his situation is how Blatter started his speech, as he accompanied CAF President to Inaugurate the CAF Technical Centre on May 5.

“Every tragic incident like the dead of Foe in Lyon, has something good because it was an eye opener and the pathfinder for medicine and expectations on the field of play”, Blatter said.

“Organisers are now obliged to be in possession of a defibrillator and this has contributed in saving lives”.

Going by Issa Hayatou, CAF President, Fifa has been doing a lot to keep the memory of Foe alive. He said at the level of CAF, the Executive Committee took a decision to assist the children of late Foe until they come of age.

“Every year, CAF disburses 20,000 dollars for Foe’s family and this year the money has already been paid in”, Hayatou said.

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