Sports News of Thursday, 13 July 2017
A former Chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Herbert Mensah, has consoled his former club as one person is reported dead with others injured following an accident involving the team while they were on their way to Kumasi after a Premier League game in Accra.
“It should be a case where we should bring ourselves together to mourn and to understand that even when you have the best of preparations anything can happen and it should be something that brings us together and I hope we will give it the whole respect,” the sports and marketing management consultant told Kwesi Parker-Wilson on Class FM’s Executive Breakfast Show on Thursday, July 13.
The accident occurred around 9:45pm on Wednesday July 12 at Nkawkaw, when the bus ran into a stationary vehicle. The team were returning to Kumasi after their 0-1 defeat to Inter Allies in a Premier League game.
The assistant equipment officer of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, who was also involved in the accident, Kofi Asare, has been confirmed dead.
Mr Mensah shared a message of solace with the management and chairman of the club, adding that such situations pose a great challenge to the leadership of any club.
Meanwhile, Ashanti regional Minister Simon Osei-Mensah has indicated that the government will bear the medical costs of players and officials 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