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Last Updated: Thursday, 10 August 2006, 11:05 GMT 12:05 UK
Compensation for blinded Bangoura
Ousmane Bangoura
Bangoura is travelling to France for further treatment on his eye

Guinea international Ousmane Bangoura will receive US$163,200 in compensation for losing the sight in his right eye.

Chinese newspapers reported on Thursday that Bangoura, 26, will receive the money from his Super League club Shenyang Ginde.

The midfielder's right eyeball was ruptured by the studs of Qingdao Zhongneng's Lu Gang in a league match on 7 July.

"Everybody here treated me well, I'll never forget," Bangoura, who is leaving for France with his wife for further medical treatment, told the Beijing Morning Post.

"I'm satisfied with everything."

Shenyang have agreed to pay him his salary for the rest of this year ($150,000) along with an insurance payout of about $12,550, the Qingdao-based Peninsula Capital Daily said.

In addition, players and coaches from the Chinese league have collected some $100,000 for Bangoura.

Three operations in Beijing saved Bangoura's eye but not his vision and at the moment he can only sense light, although the situation could improve in the next couple of months.

The Guinean joined Shenyang from Belgium's Charleroi in April after playing a leading role in his country's march to the quarter-finals of the 2004 African Nations Cup.



SEE ALSO
Guinea's Bangoura blinded
19 Jul 06 |  African
Bangoura risks losing right eye
10 Jul 06 |  African


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