Sports News|Anwar Ali’s Medical Reports Sent to AFC, Defender Asked to Stop Training|LatestLY
New Delhi, Sep 8 (PTI) Promising India protector Anwar Ali has been asked to stop training as his latest medical reports are being sent out to the Asian Football Confederation, months after being identified with a hereditary heart disease, which has put a concern mark on his career.
Among the impressive entertainers of the 2017 U-17 World Cup in the house, Anwar went through blood tests, a CT scan and an MRI at a leading personal hospital in Kolkata recently, the reports of which had been sent out to the All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) medical committee.
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“His reports have been sent out to the AFC and till a decision is taken, he has been asked to stop practice. A choice on his future in football ought to come over this weekend,” I-League ceo Sunando Dhar told PTI.
He categorically specified that a decision has not been reached so far however an AIFF source the reports of Anwar’s latest tests are “most likely unsatisfactory” to enable him to play competitive football.
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The centre-back’s career has been left hanging in the balance ever given that he was detected with a genetic heart condition last year.
The diagnosis ultimately resulted in the termination of his contract with ISL franchise, Mumbai City FC, following assessments with top doctors in France and Mumbai.
Anwar has actually been a part of AIFF’s developmental side Arrows after his promising beginning at the Minerva Punjab academy in Panchkula.
Anwar was one of the leading entertainers worldwide Cup, which India hosted, and was immediately seen as one for the future.
Impressed with his abilities, national coach Igor Stimac summoned him for a camp, however he quickly discovered himself out of action after 3 cardiologists said a profession in football for him includes too much risk.
Nevertheless, not the one to offer up, he began training at his native in Adampur near Jalandhar, and landed a contract with Mohammedan Sporting FC for the upcoming second division I-league, now the 3rd tier in the Indian football structure.
His new club secretary Bilal Ahmed Khan was with him as Anwar went through the tests recently.
AIFF basic secretary Kushal Das stated the federation would love to have gamer of the calibre of Anwar in its ranks, but not at the expense of his life.
“A number of tests have been done on him, he was sent out to Spain to get a specific test done. And at the Nanavati medical facility (in Mumbai) also, he was examined,” Das told PTI.
“We are praying that he is fine, he is among the most skilled gamers we have, but we can not take dangers, can not put any gamer at threat,” he added.