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Zimbabwe Football Implements FIFA-Mandated Player Medical Exams

All players and referees in Zimbabwe's Premier Soccer League and Division One will be obliged to undergo medical tests before the start of the 2008 soccer season under a new ruling by the International Federation of Association Football, or FIFA.

The Gunners Football Club team physician, Dr. Munhamo Chipandu, also a member of the Zimbabwe Football Association's sports medicine committee, told Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that the exams are a step in the right direction as it will help players focus more closely on their health.

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