General News of Thursday, 13 July 2017
At least one person has died in the accident involving players and officials of Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
The individual according to reports is an official of the club. Some players including the Captain of the team, Amos Frimpong, Baba Mahama and Adams Ahmed also sustained several degrees of injuries and have since been rushed to the Holy Family hospital.
A statement on the club’s official website has asked supporters and all to pray for the club.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has described the accident as “devastating and sad”.
According to a statement from the association, it “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.”
The players and officials suffered double agony as they were robbed off their belongings including laptops, mobile phones and undiclosed amount of money by persons who were thought to be rescues and sympathizers who attended to them moments after the crash.
Nkawkaw based Agoo FM Reporter Yaw Obrimpong Yeboah who was at the accident scene when it happened confirmed the theft to Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa FM Thursday.
This is how social media reacted to Kotoko’s accident.
News coming in just depressing. Very depressing. Keep the club in your thoughts tonight. #PrayForKotoko pic.twitter.com/nKFfDq54P6
— Juliet Bawuah (@julietbawuah) July 13, 2017
Our prayers go to the entire Kumasi Asante Kotoko fraternity. We stand by you in this tough time. #PrayForKotoko
— Adisadel College (@AdisadelColIege) July 12, 2017
#PrayForKotoko Prayers UP! God keep them alive & save the soul ???????????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/zMMHyPZA8u
— Kwesi Osei Simpey (@KOsimpey) July 12, 2017
Kotoko Team bus in a fatal accident. Terrible news, just terrible. #PrayForKotoko pic.twitter.com/dSVsbVibqG
— Atsrim Sitso Philip (@OfficialSitso) July 12, 2017
How come? #PrayForKotoko
— Joseph Attoh (@joseph_attoh) July 13, 2017
Additional files from kasapafmonline.com