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Burnley FC statement on SA footballer Lyle Foster who is dealing with mental health issues

By: Natasha Archary

Lyle Foster
Image: Burnley Football Club Instagram

Burnley Football Club (FC) has released a statement on South African footballer Lyle Foster who is dealing with mental health issues.

The English Football Club’s Manager, Vincent Kompany shared that statement on behalf of Lyle’s family after the forward reached out for help.

“Recently, Lyle let us know that he continues to live with issues around his mental well-being and has reached out for help.

He is currently in the care of specialists, giving him the support and care he needs to help him back to full health.

With the love and support of his family and everyone at Burnley Football Club, we will do all we can to provide everything he needs to get better.

We ask for your understanding, and respect Lyle’s privacy around this matter and will not be making any more comment until further notice.”

Burnley FC statement on SA footballer Lyle Foster who is dealing with mental health issues

“Lyle’s been having issues with his mental wellbeing, and as a club we’ve very quickly, very naturally made the decision to fully support him, support his family, obviously offer him access to all the expertise and clinical support that he needs.

We’re wishing him a speedy recovery, and we’re wishing for him to be in a better place by the time he’s ready to come back to us.”

Burnley FC Manager Vincent Kompany

Lyle Foster signed a new five-year contract with the Clarets in October 2023, keeping him at Turf Moor until 2028.

The player said he was happy to stay at the club, because the supporters and everything about Burnley made him feel loved and welcome.

Lyle is currently also a star forward for the South African national team, Bafana Bafana.

 
 
 
 
 
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