A high-powered delegation from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has been dispatched to Nkawkaw to offer support to the Kumasi Asante Kotoko team members involved in an accident on Wednesday.
The team bus of the Porcupine Warriors was involved in an accident around 10pm at Nkawkaw on their way to Kumasi, the Ashanti Region capital.
GFA said in a statement that they have “established contact with the club, and our thoughts and prayers are with Kumasi Asante Kotoko, particularly the injured officials and players, who are currently receiving treatment at the Holy Family Hospital in Nkawkaw.”
Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s team was returning to Kumasi after a game against Inter Allies in at the Elwak Stadium in Accra.
The Assistant Equipment Officer for the football club, Kofi Asare, died in the accident while scores sustained injuries.
The bus had about 35 occupants made up of players and team officials.
The bus is reported to have run into a slow moving truck loaded with fertilizer, with registration number AS 7329-13.
Kotoko management confirmed the accident on the team’s official Twitter account.
It said “The accident occurred around 9:45 pm at Nkawkaw, when our bus ran into a stationary vehicle.Personnel on the bus are generally fine. Some are however receiving treatment at the Holy Family Hospital, Nkawkaw. Management requests that fans stay calm. A full statement on the incident will be issued in due course.”
The GFA statement is published below.
STATEMENT: OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ASANTE KOTOKO
The Ghana Football Association has learnt with sadness, an accident involving the team bus of Kumasi Asante Kotoko on their return to Kumasi following their Premier League match with Inter Allies in Accra on Wednesday.
The GFA and the entire football fraternity is devastated by the sad development.
The GFA has established contact with the club, and our thoughts and prayers are with Kumasi Asante Kotoko, particularly the injured officials and players, who are currently receiving treatment at the Holy Family Hospital in Nkawkaw.
We urge all to pray for our brothers at this difficult moment.
Meanwhile a high-powered GFA delegation has been despatched to the Holy Family Hospital in Nkawkaw to offer support to Asante Kotoko in this difficult time.