Sports News of Thursday, 13 July 2017
Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) has expressed sadness over the tragic accident involving players and technical team of the Kumasi Asante Kotoko that led to the death of the team’s assistant equipment manager.
“The management and staff of GOIL are saddened by the tragic news,” a statement signed by the company’s Managing Director, Patrick Akorli, said Thursday.
The players and officials of the team were returning to Kumasi with the players and officials of the club when their bus was involved in an accident at the Nkawkaw stretch of the Accra-Kumasi highway at about 9:45 pm.
Head coach Steve Polak is among team management members, including team manager, Godwin Ablordey and driver Berchie who are in critical condition and are currently receiving medical care at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. The front side of the bus was mangled by the impact of the accident and some members of the team were trapped
“We are heart-broken to learn that an official of the team lost his life while others including players sustained various degree of injuries. Our hearts and prayers go to the team,” the statement added. GOIL is the official sponsor of the Porcupine Warriors. “GOIL will continue to support Kotoko in the club’s moment of grief and pray that the team recovers speedily.