Unfortunately, a footballer’s career is not always brought to an end on their own steam, as injuries, illnesses, and unforeseen tragedies can sometimes hit unexpectedly.
A former trialist with both Tottenham and Crystal Palace has spoken out about his life-changing ordeal after he was the victim of an acid attack last week.
Tega Agberhiere is just 17-years-old and was targeted in Ireland while out with two of his friends.
After the initial attack, Tega was left blinded and admits that he thought he would never see anything again in his life.
However, despite the horrific scarring burns on his face and thighs, Tega’s sight is expected to return to normal eventually, a blessing amidst a disgusting attack.
All three of the targeted teenagers were rushed to hospital straight after the attack, with Tega being transferred to Cork due to the severity of his personal injuries.
After playing for Ireland’s U15 and U16 sides, as well as trialling in two Premier League academies, let’s hope the attack does not bring an end to Tega’s career as a footballer.
Tega said (Mirror): “I should be able to see, my vision will be able to get to how it was before soon.
“I can’t describe it. When I got here I thought I’d never be able to see again.
“I 100% thought I’d never be able to see another thing in my life.”
“I’m just grateful for everyone who’s texted and been messaging me and saying nice things, it’s helping me get through everything.
“Every day I’m getting better with all the messages I’m getting. I’m just grateful for them, I want to say thanks.”
Everyone at Spurs Web wishes him a speedy recovery.
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