General News of Thursday, 13 July 2017
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that he is saddened by the accident involving the players and officials of Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
The officials and players of the African Club of the Century were involved in a crash at the Nkawkaw by pass which led to injury to several of the officials and players.
Equipment officer of the club was said to have lost his life in the accident which has shocked the entire football fraternity.
And the President commenting on it, said he was ‘saddened’ by the accident.
Premier league club, Inter Allies FC, which won Wednesday game against Kotoko at the El-Wak Stadium in Accra tweeted they were saddened by the accident and wished the injured speedy recovery.
Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah has indicated that the government will bear the medical costs of the players and officials who were involved in the accident.
The regional minister, who visited the players at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital on Thursday July 13, donated an amount of GHS10,000 to the team and also said the government would take care of the medical bills.
Saddened by the news of the accident involving players & officials of Kotoko. My heart goes out to the team; speedy recovery to the injured.
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) July 13, 2017
my thoughts and prayers are with the management, playing body and the supporters of Kumasi Asante Kotoko on this fatal accident @AnimSammy
— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) July 13, 2017
Everyone at Inter Allies is saddened to learn of Asante Kotoko’s accident. Our thoughts are with them & we share their pain. #PrayForKotoko pic.twitter.com/6AsX2fptRh
— Inter Allies FC (@InterAlliesFC) July 13, 2017