Mother grieves Forth’s passing

first_img Oshane Campbell, who was a teammate and close friend of Forth, said more could have been done to save him. “Okeem got an elbow from the Molynes player and was substituted. I was on the field and saw him on the ground, I called to the referee then ran over to where he was and checked his pulse. Felt none, he was cold,” Campbell recounted. “I signalled to the bench for assistance. The medical team was poor as there was an ambulance but no oxygen. He needed better medical care and he would be here with us,” he said during a visit to his late friend’s home yesterday. Another friend, Kimani Morgan, said that the medical team should have been better equipped. “The medical team should have been alert. I am a person who knows about CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and he needed oxygen. There was none,” Morgan said. The funeral for Forth is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, May 28. MORE COULD HAVE BEEN DONE Sandra Seymour, the mother of Okeem Forth, is still finding his passing after a recent football game as a shock. Forth was elbowed in the neck by an opposing player during the Magnum/KSAFA Major League quarter-final game on April 28 between Olympic Gardens and Molynes United, and died after leaving the Constant Spring Complex in an ambulance. “I have to put the best on the outside. It is painful to lose a son that was so loving to his mother,” Seymour told The Gleaner. “He is so special to me. I have three sons, and Okeem is the second one. He is always saying that football will make him able to make a better life for me,” she said while attempting to fight back tears. Seymour recounted that she got news about her 18-year-old son’s death from a neighbour who had received a phone call at about 10 p.m. on the night of the match. “When I was told the news by my friend, who live across the road, I could not believe it,” she recalled. “He had manners, did not drink, smoke or party a lot. He loved football and started playing from very young,” she said of her son who was a star player on Tivoli High’s Manning Cup team last year. “I did not know how much he was loved by others until the nine night that was last Saturday night. Everybody love him,” she said.last_img read more

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Modric adds to Madrid injury woe

first_imgLuka Modrić Modric adds to Real Madrid injury worries ahead of PSG return Joe Wright 21:35 2/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) luka modric - cropped Getty Images Real Madrid Leganés v Real Madrid PSG v Real Madrid Leganés PSG UEFA Champions League Primera División Zinédine Zidane The Croatian midfielder is the latest player to be a doubt for next month’s trip to the French capital, along with Marcelo and Toni Kroos Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric could be a doubt for the clash with Paris Saint-Germain on March 6 due to a hamstring injury, Zinedine Zidane has confirmed.The Croatia international missed training on Tuesday and is set to sit out Wednesday’s La Liga meeting with Leganes at Butarque.Head coach Zidane hopes the injury is only minor but is uncertain how long Modric will be out of action. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Modric has a hamstring issue,” he told a news conference. “I always have faith in the staff here, the physios and doctors, so he will be back with us quickly. I don’t think it is serious.”The injury is the latest to hit the Madrid squad since their 3-1 win over PSG in the first leg of the Champions League last 16 last week.Toni Kroos has picked up a knee problem and Marcelo limped out of Sunday’s 5-3 win over Real Betis with another suspected hamstring issue.Zidane remains hopeful, though, that all three could return for the meeting at Parc des Princes.”I am always positive,” he said. “I do not like to see today that we have three or four players out injured. I hope they are not out too long, but we will see. I hope it is short.”It can be that, when there are certain [injury] problems, it’s because of an enormous effort. But, at the same time, in order to cope with matches like the one against PSG, we have to repeat those efforts.”We have to maintain the pressure in every game and to keep doing it for 90 minutes. And doing it every three days is positive.”When you’re winning playing every three days, you’re more optimistic. That’s what we need now.”last_img read more

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