Sakho/Kouyate get Irons protection


sak with ballWest Ham will be sending staff club medics – or others specially hired for the job  – to accompany Diafra Sakho and Cheik Kouyate at the African Nations Cup should they be selected for the Senegal squad.

Despite Sam Allardyce claiming they may not have sufficient staff to do so, ClaretandHugh has received assurances that Sakho and Kouyate wilt  indeed have West Ham medics on hand at the tournament.

The news was confirmed after the manager re-opened the issue with the national press today where reports claim mystery surrounds the back injury the striker picked up while on international duty last month.

He has refused to give details for legal reasons but we were have already reported the injury occurred under the hands of a physio – who may or may not have been attached to the international squad – on a treatment table.

But Allardyce is still seething at an injury he claimed was not caused by playing or training and says the player was ‘mistreated so badly.

Asked if he trusted the Senegal medical team with Sakho, he said: I don’t, is the answer to that.

ClaretandHugh was told: “If there aren’t sufficient medical staff to go we will hire some to fill in here or go out there – it’s not a big problem.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • WhuG says:

    The competition should be called off due to Ebola business so better still refuse to send them. The Irish called off a 6 nations match with England in Dublin due to the mad cows scare FFS based on the concern of mass movements of people doesn’t 16 clubs and their fans decending on Africa warrrent the same precaution?

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