September 22, 2020
News Sport

A whole new ball game: Waterford acid attack victim signs with Blues for coming season

One of the victims of the horrific acid attack on three teenage boys in Waterford last year has made a remarkable recovery, enough to receive a contract with Waterford FC for the coming season.

Irish underage soccer international, Tega Agberhiere (17), who just 10 months ago feared he may never see again, has been promoted to the Blues Under-19 squad for the upcoming year from the Under-17s.

Waterford FC fans and Tega’s well-wishers have been quick to lavish praise on the determined young man on social media, with all wishing him the best for the season ahead.

Tega was one of three boys, along with Oisin Daly and Waterford underage hurler Padraig Sullivan left with horrifying injuries following an unprovoked attack where they were beaten with golf clubs and chains and then sprayed with corrosive acid at Earlscourt Estate on the Dunmore Road last April.

Padraig Sullivan, due to the nature of his injuries will have to wait another year for skin-grafts to heal before he can resume his promising hurling career. Padraig’s mum Shirley was one of the first to share Tega’s wonderful news on social media.

Tega’s promotion to the Under-19 squad was announced alongside two other local talented footballers, goalkeeper Sean Maher and midfielder Ivan Homoki.

 

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