Ireland manager shocked after attack on Agberhiere

first_imgMick McCarthy couldn’t believe why would someone attack Ireland’s U17 international footballer Tega Agberhiere and his friends.Last week Ireland Republic U17 footballer Tega Agberhiere and two friends were attacked with a corrosive substance, sending him to the hospital where he is recovering from burns to his face and eyes.And today Ireland senior squad manager Mick McCarthy has publicly spoken about what happened to the underage prospect.“I was shocked to hear what happened to Tega and his friends in Waterford and I am sure I speak on behalf of everyone involved with football in Ireland when I wish them all well as they recover from the effects of this attack,” McCarthy said to the BBC.declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“I know Tega is a very promising young footballer and I hope and pray that he is back on the pitch in the very near future. My best wishes to Tega, to his friends and to their families.”He said: “It is very upsetting to hear about the incident involving Tega and I hope that he can complete a speedy recovery.”“Tega was in with us at Under-17 level and he had a great attitude as well as a lot of ability. All of the lads in the squad and the staff send on their best wishes to him and his family,” he added.“Tega worked with us with the Under 16 group last season and was part of the squad for the Victory Shield in Northern Ireland in late 2017 and for a doubleheader in Romania that same year. He came across as a nice, quiet lad who loved his football and I can only wish him well with his recovery.”last_img read more