General News of Thursday, 13 July 2017
The Management of Asante Kotoko Football Club, has met with the family of its Deputy Equipment Officer, Thomasi Kofi Asare and informed them of his demise
In a statement issued and signed by the Head of Medical Team, Dr. Michael Leat, it said the family was informed about the incident on Thursday morning.
Mr Thomas Kofi Asare was confirmed dead following Wednesday’s accident at Nantia on Nkawkaw new road in the Eastern Region.
The Porcupine Warriors had been dealt a huge blow after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Inter Allies in the league and it turned worse after the bus heading to Kumasi from Accra encountered the unfortunate incident.
Almost players and management members on board the Yuntong suffered injuries as result and were rushed to the Holy Family Hospital for treatment.
Most of them have been referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where they have been treated and discharged except four including the Head Coach Steve Polack.
Kotoko statement on Wednesday’s accident.
Management has been in shock and grief following Wednesday’s unfortunate accident involving our team bus.
The bus, which had our players and technical team members ran into a stationary KIA truck at Nkawkaw around 9:45 pm.
Injured players and officials were rushed to the Holy Family Hospital, Nkawkaw. Others were however transported to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in the early hours of Thursday. Players and officials who sustained minor injuries have all been treated and discharged.
We regret to announce that, our Deputy Equipment Officer, Kofi Asare could not make it. Management has met his family to brief them of the sad event.
Meanwhile, Head Coach, Steven Polack; midfielder, Ollennu Ashitey and the bus driver, Nana Berkye are on admission receiving treatment.
The Medical Team and Management are going to follow-up on all the treated and discharged victims. On Saturday, the Medical Team will invite every member of the team who was on the bus for thorough examination again.
Dr. Michael Leat
Head of Medical Team
Asante Kotoko SC