In 2018, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Catapult agreed a deal to make athlete monitoring technology available to all 54 of the national federations under CAF’s jurisdiction.
As the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations approaches, participating nations are using Catapult wearable devices to help inform practice and decision making around team and player performance.
One of the squads making preparations for the tournament in Egypt is the South African men’s national team. We recently caught up with Joshua Smith, sports scientist and strength and conditioning coach with Bafana Bafana, to hear about how the team have been using Catapult’s PLAYERTEK technology during their pre-tournament training camp in Dubai.
For Joshua and the rest of South Africa’s coaching staff, one of the main benefits of the technology has been the ability to manage the load of players as they report for the national team from various clubs around the world. Continue reading …