Bloemfontein Celtic coach Lehlohonolo Seema has slammed the slow reaction of paramedics towards concussed defender Wandisile Letlabika at Loftus Stadium on Saturday.
Letlabika was rushed to hospital after suffering concussion a few minutes before half-time of the 0-0 draw with Mamelodi Sundowns. The game had to be stopped for almost 10 minutes as medical personnel attended to Letlabika’s injury.
Seema was seen rushing onto the field with oxygen immediately after the Siwelele defender hit his head against a post and fell down inside his own 18-year area.
The Siwelele coach believes the medical personnel at the stadium took forever to attend to the player.
“What was disappointing was the reaction of the stadium medics. It was not nice to see a small boy like me pushing the stretcher because with head injuries you should go with full equipment with that oxygen and neck balancing protector,” said Seema.
“It took forever with people going up and down. It really looked bad but thanks to God he responded well and hopefully we will be with him soon.”
Letlabika has since been discharged from hospital.