From May 2018 each CAF member association will receive Physical Fitness Performance device to monitor the performance of athletes. This decision came after the CAF Executive Committee meeting that took place in Morocco Casablanca in January 2018.
Each Member Association will receive 50 kits consisting of 25 physical fitness devices, 25 heart rate monitors, three charging hubs, 50 vests, one carry bag, antenna for live data and a specific laptop, which can be used by more than one national team at the same time.
The objective of the donation is to protect African football players and will lead to improved performance of players, reduce injuries, decrease sudden cardiac arrest cases and reduce fatalities amongst other towards the development of football across the continent.
The device is a strategy and physical performance measuring tool for outdoor team sports players. It is stand-alone tool worn by players on the chest (vest) to collect data, which are synchronized at the end of a game or training on a laptop or mobile device.
Heart rate monitor ( HRMs ) these are the most practical method of objectively measuring exercise intensity. Heart rate monitors do more than just monitoring our hearts rates.
One of the best benefit of HRMs is that you are able to train in your own appropriate target heart rate and this will allow you to progress faster with less wasted efforts. It also increase one knowledge about their own hearts function, the effects of stress and health problems on heart rate, and how heart rate varies during training will encourage you to take more responsibility for your own training.