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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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Edo 2020: PDP meets to review strategy, says it is set to return to Osadebe House

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Edo 2020: PDP meets to review strategy, says it is set to return to Osadebe House

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) National Campaign Council for Edo governorship election says the party is confident of electoral victory for Governor Godwin Obaseki.

According to the Campaign Council, the Edo electorate are desirous to consolidate the democratic gains the various elective representatives of the party have provided for them.

This resolve was announced shortly after the inaugural meeting of the council that held behind closed doors in Port Harcourt.

The meeting was presided over by the chairman of the national campaign council, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.

Those who attended the meeting were the governors of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, his Oyo State counterpart, Seyi Mankinde, other members of the national campaign council, chairmen and secretaries of all the sub-committees of Edo 2020.

Briefing newsmen after the meeting, Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said the meeting adopted the best strategies to retain what rightly belongs to PDP. Governor Fintiri who is also the deputy Chairman of the campaign council said they would leave no stone unturned in working with Edo people to deepen democracy.”The election is already on the table for PDP.

We have a sellable candidate, who is Governor Godwin obaseki. Nigerians are moving forward with democracy and we have to deepen it together.”Technically, Edo is a PDP state because in the last election of 2019, we actually won all the elections.

So, it is not coming as a surprise that Governor Obaseki has to shift his ground from APC to join us.”Now, we are putting all the forces together, and there is nothing that’s left behind.

” Edo is completely a PDP state and we are going in there to win the election,” he said.Also speaking, Chairman of the Publicity Committee, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi said the Edo people are convinced that Governor Obaseki is the best candidate in the governorship race.

He explained that the national campaign council has given the state campaign council all the needed support that would ensure total victory for PDP. “Those of us from Edo state are very clear in our minds that our candidate, Governor Obaseki is definitely the best candidate that can deliver and sustain the PDP ticket and also take the flag of the party to Osadebe House.

“For the South-South, it is a great challenge and honour to ensure that the six states in the zone belong to PDP. So, every support has been pledged by the leadership of the party; the governors, members of BOT, the national working committee. They are committed to ensuring that the flag of PDP will continue to fly in Government House,” he said.

Since the inauguration of the 77 member National Campaign Council by the National Working Committee of the PDP on the 7th of July, 2020 in Abuja, this is the first meeting of the council to work out strategies that will ensure victory on September 19th ,2020 in the Edo State governorship election.

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Here’s why this couple is in BIG trouble

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A Nigerian couple identified as Effiok Umo and his wife, Nnenna Umo who are natives of Okwojo Ngwo have been arrested by men of the Enugu state police command for allegedly abusing and assaulting their twelve (12) years old daughter identified as Mercy Umo after she fell asleep while slicing onions for the food they were preparing.

This was contained in a statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Ndukwe Ekea.

The PPRO said the arrest is sequel to information received by the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmad AbdurRahman, MCPSS, MCJ, MNIM from the National Human Rights Commission, Enugu on July 12.

Accroding to the PPRO, the police commissioner immediately instructed the Divisional Police Officer, 9th Mile Police Station, to ensure the suspects are arrested and prosecuted accordingly after he recieved the information.

”Preliminary investigation shows that the couple are used to abusing and assaulting the child for little or no justifiable reasons by using objects, such as sticks, electric wires, heels of shoes and so on to mercilessly flog, hit and/or beat her up.

The height of it happened on 10/07/2020 at about 2230hrs when the wife, who is the child’s stepmother, abused and assaulted her to the extent of inflicting her bodily harm on the excuse that she dozed off while slicing onions required for food being prepared the said night.

This led to neighbours, who have found their act of inhuman treatment of the child unbearable, reporting the matter to the Police through National Human Rights Commission.” the statement said.

Ekea said the state Commissioner of Police, while frowning at the unbecoming occurrence of acts of child abuse, assault and inflicting of grievous bodily harm on children, has vowed to prosecute the suspects to serve as a deterrent to parents/guardians, who intend or have been committing such inhuman acts that infringe upon the personality and Fundamental Human Rights of children, especially susceptible ones.

He appealed to residents of the State to promptly report any person(s) found committing acts that impinge on the well-being and fundamental Human Rights of vulnerable children to the nearest Police Station or by calling the Command’s hotlines on: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 or 08098880172.

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