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Former League of Ireland footballer Wesley Charles suffers serious burns after attack

The 39-year-old who played for Bray, Sligo and Galway, is currently assistant coach of his national team.

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A FORMER LEAGUE of Ireland footballer has suffered serious burns after an attack at his Caribbean home.

Wesley Charles, who played for a collection of Irish sides including Sligo Rovers and Galway United but is probably best-known for his years with Bray Wanderers, was sleeping at his house in Brighton in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines when the incident took place.

According to I-Witness News, a local media outlet, Charles’ attacker ‘doused him through a window left open’.

The online report continues by saying:

The former national ace defender suffered serious burns about his arms and body and was still at the emergency ward where medical staff are assessing his injuries”.

39-year-old Charles spent a decade playing at the highest level of Irish football before moving to Canada and playing for both Vancouver Whitecaps and Montreal Impact before retiring in 2011.

He made more than 100 appearances for the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines national team. and captained them frequently.

Since last year he’s been assistant coach of the side and oversaw their qualification to the group stage of the CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup where they’ll face the United States, Trinidad and Tobago and Guatemala.

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