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Keeping Hope Alive! The Tragic Life Of The Student-Athlete Who Twisted His Spine At The Swedru Senior High School

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It is quite shocking to note that there is literally no insurance cover on possible injuries that might occur as a result of partaking in sporting activities in Senior High Schools, in Ghana.

The only thing the school can do to help the injured is to collect contributions from students and old students. Often the student is left with his or her family to face the consequences.

Mohammed Abdullah, a young boy in his twenties, had his spine twisted in Swedru Senior High School (SWESCO), which has rendered him paralyzed.

Recounting his bizarre situation he told barimatv.com that on November 21, 2015, he went for lunch, and went to the hall to prepare for their upcoming inter-houses game, which was almost to commence in a week. Although he was a 100/200 meter-runner, he wanted to try a high jump mounted by his friends. Unfortunately for him, after his jump, he landed on his neck and got his spine twisted.

He was rushed from the school to Swedru Government Hospital and later transferred to Korle Bu teaching hospital.

The Aftermath Of His Terrifying Situation

At the Korle Bu teaching hospital, Mohammed was discharged that same week as a result of doctors going on strike. He was rushed home; hoping that he would get well but the situation went soar.

Mohammed lost his memory and couldn’t even recognize his parent. In addition, his speech was suppressed. As if this wasn’t enough, he also lost his urinal and fecal controls. Due to this, he has been catheterized to aid him in passing urine.

Mohammed’s tearful mother, Ivy Owusu Ansah told barimatv.com that, ever since her son got into this situation, the family has gone bankrupt. The amount from students and teachers of Swedru Senior High School and loved ones have been used to buy medicine and payment of both herbal and orthodox medicines.

She again added that her husband who is a taxi driver together with her, a hairdresser, sold their car and shop respectively, to take care of their son’s medical bills.

“Every week, we change the catheter and the amount is expensive for a jobless mother to bear,” she said.

She also made a shocking revelation that her son has contemplated suicide in his hopeless situation. The most recent suicide contemplation came after a man who had been offering help to Mohammed got involved in a motor accident leading to his demise.

Madam Ivy also told barimatv.com that the school has not been fair to her.” If I have had the means, I would have sued the school,” she said.

The House 3 “hall master” from Swedru Senior High School, Mr. Boisson told barimatv.com that, even though Mohammed, a sprinter decided to try high-jumping at an unauthorized place, the school managed to pay his fees from Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

In addition, he noted that the school’s chaplaincy board together with students and teachers donated to help support Mohammed Abdullah. He explained that currently, there have been new teachers and new students who do not know Mohammed personally, so telling them to pay money to help Mohammed has become very difficult.

“The headmistress at the time of the incidence supported, the new headmistress has also managed to support with GHC 1,200. In the first two years the school had been supportive and an amount of GHC 2,000 from extra classes had been used aside the schools contributions. What has currently handicapped us is the free Senior High School policy which prevents us from taking money from students,” Mr. Boisson said.

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‘I Have More Than Enough’ : Virginia Basketball Coach Turns Down Pay Raise For His Staff To Earn More

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Tony Bennett, the head coach University of Virginia basketball team is being hailed online after he turned down a pay raise after winning the 2019 national title for the school.

He was offered a pay rise by the management on Monday, September 16, as he extended his contract by another year, but he asked that the money be used to pay his staff more.

“[My wife] Laurel and I are in a great spot, and in the past, I’ve had increases in my contract,” Bennett said in the news release. “We just feel a great peace about where we’re at, all that’s taken place, and how we feel about this athletic department and this community and this school. I love being at UVA…

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“I have more than enough, and if there are ways that this can help out the athletic department, the other programs and coaches, by not tying up so much [in men’s basketball], that’s my desire.”

Bennett and his wife Laurel also pledged $500,000 toward a career-development program started to assist current and former UVA men’s basketball players.

“Tony’s decision—to turn down a well-deserved raise and instead invest in his players and UVA athletics more broadly—tells you everything you need to know about him as a leader and as a human being,” university president Jim Ryan said. “Tony is one of the most selfless people I’ve ever met, and this is just the latest example.”

Bennett’s new contract runs through the 2025-26 season. According to the USA Today coaching database, Bennett made $4.15 million last season.

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‘I Asked Myself All The Questions’ : Anthony Joshua Admits He Suffered Heavily Following Shock Defeat By Andy Ruiz

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Anthony Joshua has admitted he suffered heavily following shock defeat by Andy Ruiz.

The British Nigerian boxer lost his IBF, WBA and WBO titles after he was defeat to Ruiz Jr back in June at Madison Square Garden. The Mexican boxer defeated Joshua in the seventh-round to hand British/Nigerian boxer his first professional loss.

The pair will fight once again in Saudi Arabia on December 7, and Joshua has admitted that he suffered heavily after their first fight.

He said: ‘I think I had to grieve and ask myself all the questions you would expect. People say ‘you lost’, I call it a blip.

‘I can’t wait to get in there and fight him. Every time I have fought a champion I have risen to the occasion.’

Joshua also said he might change his approach in order to be more proactive at the start of fights.

I need to start taking this approach to my fights where I’m a bit more lively. I know I’m capable of it. There is too much at stake.

‘If I go in there where I’m switched on, a time like the Ruiz fight where I am so relaxed, that might be the difference.’

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘Made Deadline Day Phone Call’ To Man Utd Target Before Transfer Collapsed

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly make a desperate last-ditch phone call to Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic on deadline day.

The Croatian was linked with a switch to Old Trafford during the summer as United searched for a replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

And Tuttosport report that Solskjaer made a personal effort to contact Mandzukic over a move, but failed in his approach.

The 33-year-old striker is said to have delayed his decision in order to see whether he had been included in Juve’s Champions League squad.

But he was not part of boss Maurizio Sarri’s plans, and Mandzukic – who was said to have offers on the table from PSG and Bayern, as well as United – now looks set for a move to Qatar.

Qatari side Al-Gharafa are the rumoured front runners for Mandzukic’s signature, with his agent allegedly due to land in Qatar on Monday to finalise transfer negotiations.

United failed to bring in any further attacking reinforcements following Lukaku’s departure, and have since also lost Alexis Sanchez to Inter Milan as well.

The Red Devils have been linked with a move for Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson next summer, while Solskjaer ruled out a move for veteran Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

“If he [Ibrahimovic] was 28, not 38 next month, it would be a big difference,” Solskjaer said.

“He had a great time here and he is still doing well. He was unfortunate he got his injury here when he did.

“Who knows? He knows my number.

“He never rented my house but he was looking at it, and we can speak our native language. If he is serious I’ll always talk to Zlatan.”

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