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Andre Gomes receive messages from clubs and players after horrific injury

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suffered a horror leg against Tottenham at Goodison Park on a day when football took a back seat.

Heung-min was left in tears after taking out the Portuguese star, who suffered an leg injury so horrific that TV couldn’t replay it in slow motion.

VAR produced a red card for the Korean, who, along with Serge Aurier appeared more concerned with Gomes’ wellbeing.

After the match, Son is said to have sat in the changing room crying while being comforted by captain Seamus C

FABIAN DELPH struggled to comment on Angel Gomes following the draw with Spurs.

He told Sky : “We feel just as you can imagine. It’s difficult time for us.

“He is one of our brothers, someone we care about. It is difficult to put into words how we feel.

“As soon as we could get in touch we will send him our best. It’s difficult to see. It’s hard to talk now.”

ANDRE GOMES’ injury will not be shown on Match of the Day tonight.

Viewers did not see the full extent of the horror leg injury during the live broadcast on Sky Sports earlier today, with only the initial foul by Son Heung-min shown.

And it appears BBC have decided to follow the lead of Sky in not broadcasting it on TV.

In a tweet, the BBC’s Ian Dennis suggested that both Son’s challenge and Aurier’s afterwards had not caused the injury.

He wrote: “Understandably you won’t see the Andre Gomes incident on MOTD tonight but having seen a replay, the injury appears to be on impact with his right foot on the ground after the trip by Son and before he collided with Aurier.”

VALENCIA have joined former clubs Benfica and Barcelona in tweeting support for Gomes.

The midfielder became an international icon on the Spanish coast, playing 78 times and scoring nine goals.

ANDRE GOMES’ first club Benfica have taken to Twitter to wish him a speedy recovery.

Gomes made 14 appearances for the club, helping them to the Portuguese title and the Europa League final before moving onto Valencia

MAURICIO POCHETTINO has revealed that Everton players consoled Son in the dressing room.

He said: “Son was devastated, now he is better. I think the players from Everton came to console him.

“In the moment it was confusing. The action was very, very, very bad luck.

“We all feel sorry for Andre, I want to send my best wishes to him and his family. In this tough moment we want to send our best wishes.

“The VAR need to check if the tackle is bad from Sonny, and judge the action, not judge what happened after.”

FORMER Everton and Spurs striker Louis Saha has spoken of what it is like to break you leg.

He said: “It was a horrific memory. It is not something you really expect to come back from quickly because you have a memory always coming back. 

“It’s a moment where you need your family around you, you need your team-mates sending you messages and making sure you feel supported because it is very tough. It is horrific and I don’t think we will see him very soon.

“You see the reaction of Son and it is nothing intentional but sometimes you get broken legs and you see the defender really trying to hurt you. 

“That is not the case here and you can say it is part of the game or life sometimes and it doesn’t go your way but it is unfortunate.”

ANDRE GOMES’ injury will not be shown on Match of the Day tonight.

Viewers did not see the full extent of the horror leg injury during the live broadcast on Sky Sports earlier today, with only the initial foul by Son Heung-min shown.

And it appears BBC have decided to follow the lead of Sky in not broadcasting it on TV.

In a tweet, the BBC’s Ian Dennis suggested that both Son’s challenge and Aurier’s afterwards had not caused the injury.

He wrote: “Understandably you won’t see the Andre Gomes incident on MOTD tonight but having seen a replay, the injury appears to be on impact with his right foot on the ground after the trip by Son and before he collided with Aurier.”

THE Portugal national team have posted a tribute to Andre Gomes following his injury.

Gomes was a key man in delivering the country’s first ever international trophy at Euro 2016.

THERE remains confusion over who decided to give Son Heung-min a red card for his challenge on Gomes.

Referee Martin Atkinson was clearly seen holding a yellow card, ready to issue to the distraught Korean, leading viewers to initially believe that VAR official Anthony Taylor had ordered a red card.

But it is not known whether Atkinson went through with booking Son or changed his mind after seeing the extent of the injury.

MARCO SILVA is adamant that Son did not mean to injure Angel Gomes.

He told beIN SPORTS: “We have to be fair to Son. All the respect to Son. Every time I look to him, and Andre, both of them we can put as high-level football players.

“High-level characters as well. Even if I don’t know Son personally, he’s a very good player, I don’t believe he did that with bad intention.

“No, it was a tackle in that moment but not with bad intention for sure. He doesn’t want that for sure.

“He’s so sad in this moment, in the dressing room, because a football player like Son does not want to do that, I am 100% sure he doesn’t want to do something with that intention.”

A Premier League statement controversially said that Son was given a red card for endangering Gomes’ safety.

The tearful Korean’s tackle looked to be an innocuous yellow card foul, and was penalised as such by referee Martin Atkinson.

But the decision appeared to have been overturned by VAR and the card changed to red.

The statement read: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”

But many supporters were left furious by the justification.

EVERTON manager Marco Silva paid tribute to Son Heung-min, absolving him of any blame for Andre Gomes’ injury.

The Korean, who was left in tears after the challenge, was consoled in the dressing room afterwards by a number of Toffees stars including Seamus Coleman.

And Silva told beIN Sports: “We have to be fair with Son as well.

“All the respect to Son. Every time I look to him, for both.

“Andre and Son, we can put both as high level of football players, high level characters as well.

“Even if I don’t know [him] personally, he’s a very good player and I don’t believe he did that with bad intentions.

“Okay, it was a tackle at that moment, but not with bad intention for sure.

“He doesn’t want that for sure.

“He is so sad in his dressing room at the moment because I am one hundred per cent sure a footballer like Son doesn’t want to do that.”

DELE ALLI revealed Son Heung-Min was crying so much in the Spurs’ changing room after Everton star Andre Gomes’ suspected broken leg that he “can’t even pick his head up”.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino thanked Toffees players like Sean Coleman for visiting the away room to console Son, who was shown a red card after Gomes twisted awkwardly following his challenge and a resulting collision with Serge Aurier.

And Alli, whose goal was cancelled out by Cenk Tosun in a 1-1 Premier League draw, told Sky Sports Son appeared inconsolable

England midfielder Alli said: “I’ve just been in to the changing rooms and he is devastated and he is in tears but it’s not his fault.

“Sonny know he is one of the nicest people you will meet and he would never mean to do that and you can see that with his reaction.

“He can’t even pick his head up he is crying that much in the changing rooms. It’s never nice to see.”

FABIAN DELPH struggled to comment on Angel Gomes following the draw with Spurs.

He told Sky Sports: “We feel just as you can imagine. It’s difficult time for us.

“He is one of our brothers, someone we care about. It is difficult to put into words how we feel.

“As soon as we could get in touch we will send him our best. It’s difficult to see. It’s hard to talk now.”

FORMER Everton and Spurs striker Louis Saha has spoken of what it is like to break you leg.

He said: “It was a horrific memory. It is not something you really expect to come back from quickly because you have a memory always coming back. 

“It’s a moment where you need your family around you, you need your team-mates sending you messages and making sure you feel supported because it is very tough. It is horrific and I don’t think we will see him very soon.

“You see the reaction of Son and it is nothing intentional but sometimes you get broken legs and you see the defender really trying to hurt you. 

“That is not the case here and you can say it is part of the game or life sometimes and it doesn’t go your way but it is unfortunate.”

MAURICIO POCHETTINO has revealed that Everton players consoled Son in the dressing room.

He said: “Son was devastated, now he is better. I think the players from Everton came to console him.

“In the moment it was confusing. The action was very, very, very bad luck.

“We all feel sorry for Andre, I want to send my best wishes to him and his family. In this tough moment we want to send our best wishes.

“The VAR need to check if the tackle is bad from Sonny, and judge the action, not judge what happened after.”2 HOURS AGONovember 3, 2019

Barcelona have tweeted their support for Gomes following his horror injury.

The Portugal star spent three seasons with the Catalan club before joining Everton.2 HOURS AGONovember 3, 2019

Mauricio Pochettino was forced to substitute Serge Aurier, such was the defender’s horror at the injury caused to Gomes.

Following Son’s original tackle, Aurier collided with the Everton star and it was unclear from footage that has been made available, which player had caused the injury.

Poch was pictured comforting the visibly disturbed right-back as he was replaced by Juan Foyth.

Seamus Coleman instantly called for medics to arrive to treat his team-mate, as Dominic Calvert-Lewin cradled Gomes’ head as he laid screaming on the floor.

2 HOURS AGONovember 3, 2019

Everton goal hero Cenk Tosun posted an emotional tribute to Gomes, saying he wishes he hadn’t scored if it meant that happening to a team-mate.

Tosun wrote: “You win, you draw, you lose but all that doesn’t matter when something like this happens.

“I wish I didn’t score, I wish we lost 0-5 and this didn’t happen.

“I know you will come back stronger bro and we will be there for you.”


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I want to be Nigeria’s youngest billionaire at 18

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…Killer teenager who murdered uncle’s twin
7-year-old sons, for money ritual opens up

The quest to be wealthy and be addressed, as “the youngest richest man” in his community is the reason 18-year-old Nwaolisa Kelvin Uzor and two others at large killed his uncle’s seven-year-old twins. While it sounds unbelievable, that was the cold-blooded, spine-chilling confession of a suspect who is presently in police custody. The grisly incident happened on March 6, 2020, in Oko Ogbele community in Oshimili Local Government in Delta State.


The morbid affair started in the evening when Oliseh Agwunobi, the father of the victims, reported his children, twins Chiagozie and Chidalu Agwunobi missing. He pointed an accusing finger at one of his relatives, Onuwa Ajie Oliseh who was last seen with the children.

The twins

Tragically, mutilated bodies of the twins were found in the bush two days later, with eyes, tongues, hands and penises missing. A few days later, detectives attached to the Inspector General of Police, Intelligence Response Team (IRT) Led by DCP Abba kyari tracked down one of the suspects to Anambra State, while efforts are still ongoing to bring the others to book.

In the meantime, the bereaved family had retrieved the corpses from the General Hospital where they were deposited.

Statement from an 11-year-old Iweka Oliseh who witnessed the abduction of the twins gave Police the lead. The Primary Four pupil claimed he was initially contacted by his brother, Onuwa Ajei Oliseh, who is one of the two suspects at large, to assist him to lure the twins from their school.
Iweka said: “On March 5, at about 6:30 am, my elder brother Onuwa Oliseh asked me if I will go to school. I told him yes and he asked if I could help him to bring out the twins from the school before the school closes that day. I told him no, that the teacher will not agree. That same day when I came back from school, I saw my brother Onuwa place a well-sharpened machete on the table where he was eating while I went to the backyard. I saw him move to the twins’ house because we all lived in the same compound. It was later that same night that I heard from the community that the children were missing.”


Further insights came from the Primary Four pupil, Iweka: “He (Onuwa) came back home with his hands stained with blood. He then asked me to pour water on his hand as he washed his machete.”

After the bloody deed, Onuwa allegedly went to the house of Uzor and both of them travelled to Anambra.
Agwunobi Oliseh, 52, father of the twins said: “On March 6, before my children left for school, Onuwa Ajie Oliseh came to my house and inquired if my children will go to school and he was told yes. Later we heard Onuwa told his younger brother, Iweka to help him bring out the twins from their school that he wanted to take them somewhere. The school authority also told us that later that day he went to their school to try and take them and was chased away by their teacher. He waited for them at home and as soon as they came back, he came to the house and asked them to follow him to the stream. I believe that it was while they were on the way that he brought out the cutlass and killed them.”

The bereaved father continued: “It was when I came back later in the day with my wife that I realized that the twins were missing. While I was running around, Iweka, the little brother of Onuwa, told me that it was his brother that took my children. Onuwa ran away but we were able to find Uzor who told us where the bodies were dumped. We went there and found their mutilated bodies with eyes, tongue and hands removed from.”

A broken-hearted Agwunobi lamented: “I am still in shock because I find it hard to believe that it was Onuwa and Uzor that planned it. Both are children of my blood brothers.”

The root of the evil
What could have led young men to commit such evil? That is the question on the lips of all who heard this story. Nwaolisa Kelvin Uzor, the suspect in the police’s net, provided the answer.
While he insisted that he was not the only one responsible for the killings of the victims, he, however, admitted that he knew Onuwa, now at large, wanted to use the twins for money ritual––on their behalf.

Uzor, a school dropout and a farmer explained his motivation for seeking wealth by hook or by crook. “Life is very hard as a farmer and normally after the day’s work, the young men will gather to play ball and discuss ways to better our lives. So many young men who are into Yahoo Yahoo are doing very well in my village. Since I am not educated enough, I knew that was not an option for me.

“One of such days while we were hanging out, one of my friends, Chukwudi Ogbunaigwe suggested that another way of making money was through ritual. He was so desperate he tasked us to find any good native doctor that can assist us. It was then that Onuwa said that he knew one who is based in Aguleri but that it will involve human sacrifice. I told them that I am not interested in anything that involves the killing of a human being. I asked them to go ahead but told them I will not be partaking in any killing.”
According to him, they started suggesting people whom they could use for the purpose.

“Onuwa said that we should use our uncle’s children. I told him not to do that; then they suggested another old woman in our area. She is known as Nne Amaka, but I pleaded with him not to use her because she is very nice and very generous, if you are passing by and beg her for water, she will give you water and even food. I never knew that he concluded in his mind to kill our uncle’s twins until he came to my house later that day with their body parts,” Kelvin alleged.

On why it was easy for Onuwa to pick the twins, Kelvin claimed it was because they were all related and live in the same compound.
“It is a village setting where brothers and family members build houses close to each other. We know ourselves, that was why the children trusted him. Immediately he finished, he came to my house that was when it dawned on me that he had killed them. I asked him to take the body parts and go before anyone would see him. I was panicking and came out to the compound to show solidarity so that no one will suspect me. It was then I heard Iweka his younger brother telling everyone that it was Onuwa who took the twins and that he came earlier to their school to pick them but failed.

“Everyone started asking me where Onuwa was; they alleged that if he abducted those children, I must know something about it. That was why as soon as I got the opportunity, I ran away to Anambra.
It was from there I sent a message to them directing them to where they can find the dead bodies. I knew the location because Onuwa told me where he killed them. He told me he sold their hands for N2, 000 while he took the other parts to one herbalist in Aguleri, Anambra State.”

Uzor added remorsefully: “Now everyone has concluded I am the one who killed the twins. It is only Onuwa that will clear my name.”
The suspect admitted his greatest mistake was his failure to alert the parents of the twins. “I should have informed my family when Onuwa suggested that we should use the twins. I love those twins so much and their parents are nice,” he said.
He pleaded: “I am begging my brothers to wait till Onuwa is arrested; then they will know that I was not in the bush when he killed them.”

Asked why he was gullible for such a sinister plan, Kelvin responded thus: “I was hoping to make money and ride big cars and build houses. I wanted to become a young chief because most of these young boys did not work as hard as I did and now they are millionaires.”

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COVID-19: Governor Wike imposes curfew on selected parts of the Rivers State

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Obiri-Ikwerre Junction ( Ozuoba, Rumualogu) , Choba and Education Bus Stop to Agip Junction affected

suspends Obio/Akpor Council Chairman and his Deputy
•grants waivers to different categories of professionals

Following the violation of the market closure order, the Rivers State Government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on Obiri-Ikwerre Junction( Ozuoba, Rumualogu) to Choba and from Education Bus Stop to Agip Junction .

In a Broadcast on Monday, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said that the State Security Council reached the decision after it monitored compliance with the State Government’s directive.

He said: “With effect from Tuesday March 31, 2020 there will be a dusk to dawn curfew from Obiri-Ikwerre Junction( Ozuoba, Rumualogu) to Choba and from Education Bus Stop to Agip Junction, Ikwerre Road .

” All beer parlours and public drinking joints are hereby closed because they have suddenly become an extension of night clubs that were earlier shut down.

“Any beer parlour or public drinking joint found to be open shall be acquired by the State Government.

“All landlords are advised to warn their tenants who use their property as beer parlours or public drinking joints to adhere to this directive.

“Traditional Rulers, Youth Leaders and Community Development Committees are to ensure that beer parlours and public drinking joints in their areas remain closed. “

The Rivers State Governor charged Traditional Rulers, Youth Leaders and Community Development Committees to ensure that all beer Parlours remain closed.

He added :”Any Traditional Ruler who allows markets to be open in his domain will be deposed.

“Government is investigating the illegal operation of markets at night at Woji and Elelenwo Communities. Further violation by residents of these two communities will attract declaration of curfew.”

Governor Wike said further violation of the directive for markets to remain closed will attract a state-wide curfew.

The Rivers State Governor announced waivers to different categories of persons in view of the directive of the State Government.

They include: Medical and Pharmaceutical Personnel ,Food and Beverages , Essential Oil and Gas Staff, Petroleum Products and Media Workers and Newspaper Distributors. All these categories of staff must identify themselves with valid identity cards.

The Governor declared: “My Dear Good People of Rivers State based on suggestions by well-meaning Rivers people, government is looking into the setting up of food markets across the State.”

The Rivers State Governor announced the immediate suspension of the Council Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area and his Deputy for failing to implement the State Government’s directive on the closure of markets.

He said: “Let me reiterate that this government will continue to do what is right no matter who is involved. As you are all aware, no conventional war has grounded global life and economy like coronavirus has done.

“Everybody is affected. Therefore, all hands must be on deck to defeat coronavirus. I want to sincerely express my heartfelt gratitude to our health professionals on the frontline of this fight. Let me also thank all the security agencies, individuals and organisations who are collaborating with us to make Rivers State safe.

“I am confident that with our collective resolve our dear state will contain the spread of this virus. “

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