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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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Former UEFA President Michel Platini All Smiles As Is Released From Custody After Arrest Over Corruption In Football | PHOTOS

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Former UEFA president, Michel Platini has been released this morning after being questioned as part of a corruption investigation into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

Update: Former UEFA President Michel Platini all smiles as is released from custody after arrest over corruption in football (Photos)

The former star midfielder for France and Juventus who was all smiles as he left the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police (OCLCIFF) in France said he was asked several questions about tournaments, including the 2016 European Championship, the World Cups in Russia in 2018 and in Qatar in 2022.

‘It hurts. It hurts for everything I can think of, everything I’ve done. It hurts, it hurts. But after all, they did their job and then we tried to answer all the questions,’ he said.

The investigators also asked about French club Paris Saint-Germain, which was bought by Qatar in 2011.

Update: Former UEFA President Michel Platini all smiles as is released from custody after arrest over corruption in football (Photos)

Investigators are thought to be particularly interested in a lunch that Platini attended in 2010 with then-President Nicolas Sarkozy, the Emir of Qatar and his foreign minister shortly before the 2022 World Cup was awarded.

According to Daily Mail,  Platini had a hand in deciding where these tournaments would be played as the president of UEFA and as a vice-president at world soccer governing body FIFA.

Update: Former UEFA President Michel Platini all smiles as is released from custody after arrest over corruption in football (Photos)

Platini had denied any wrongdoing and French authorities did not announce any charges against the former France and Juventus player.

‘It was long, but given the number of questions it could not be different,’ Platini said after his release.

‘I feel totally foreign to any of these matters. This is an old affair, you know it, we explained it. I have always expressed myself with full transparency in all the newspapers. That’s it, it goes on, they investigate, they search.’

William Bourdon, Platini’s lawyer, said his client was innocent of all charges and that he had been questioned on ‘technical grounds.’

Update: Former UEFA President Michel Platini all smiles as is released from custody after arrest over corruption in football (Photos)

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I Want To Go Home, Where I Should Never Have Left : Neymar Says He Wants To Return To Barcelona

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Brazilian football star, Neymar has told his current club Paris Saint-Germain that he ‘wants to go’ back to Barcelona, where he should ‘never have left’.

Back in 2017,  the 27-year-old footballer swapped Barcelona for PSG in a world-record fee of £198million to become the world’s most expensive player. Now his future with the Ligue 1 champions look like is close to coming to an end following a series of issues between himself and the club.

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel, as report Mundo Deportivo, is said to be exasperated by the ‘problems’ Neymar creates in the dressing room and is not against a potential departure.

The 27-year-old footballer has now made private feelings about wanting a move back to Barcelona, where he admitted he shouldn’t have left.

Neymar is reported to have told PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi: ‘I do not want to play more in PSG. I want to go back to my house, where I should never have left.’

Further to Neymar’s desire to return to the Nou Camp this summer, Lionel Messi wants to see the Brazilian come back, according to El Mundo.

Their report details that the Catalan giants could try to ‘transfer their existing agreement for Atletico Madrid ace Antoine Griezmann’ directly to PSG, in a bid to secure Neymar.

This comes days after PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi took a swipe at Neymar over his behavior.

Speaking in an interview with France Football, Al-Khelaifi, who took over PSG eight years ago,he said: ‘I want players willing to give everything to defend the honour of the jersey and to join the club project,’ he said in an interview with France Football.

‘Those who do not want, or do not understand, we see each other and we talk to each other.

‘There are of course contracts to be respected, but the priority now is total membership of our project. Nobody forced him to sign here. Nobody pushed him. He came knowingly to join a project.’

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Jon Benjamin Sends Nana Aba A Hilarious Birthday Wish

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Former British High commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin has sent Jon a hilarious birthday wish to GHone Tv’s News editor, Nana Aba Anamoah. She celebrates her birthday today the 19th of June, 2019. Nana Aba is, however, unwilling to reveal her birthday but it is believed that she is in her mid-thirties.

Many celebrities have sent her birthday wishes but one particular message, Jon Benjamin’s message has caught our attention. The hilarious diplomat took to his twitter to wish Nana Aba a happy birthday, he wrote;

”A very happy birthday to the wondrous @thenanaaba who is 24 today, though Sannie Daara showed me a freshly bought birth certificate proving that her football age is still only 18”

Nana is a TV host and journalist from Ghana. She had previously been working for TV3 before a controversial photo-shopped picture of her claiming to be at a game featuring Manchester United hit the internet. The picture caused so many rumbles online that she decided to quit from TV3 after she was suspended from the network. She later moved to GH One where she works today.

Happy birthday Nana Aba.

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