General News of Friday, 14 July 2017
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has expressed his sadness at Wednesday’s accident at Nkawkaw in the Eastern region that claimed the lives of two people, including Thomas Obeng Asare, Equipment Officer of Kumasi Asante Kotoko Football Club.
The accident occurred when the bus on which players and officials of Kotoko were travelling run into a truck at Nkawkaw on the Accra-Kumasi road.
Kotoko were returning to their Kumasi base after a mid-week league match against Inter-Allies Football Club at the El-Wak Stadium in Accra.
Former President Kufuor, also a former chairman of Kotoko, said his ‘thoughts and prayers’ were with the bereaved family as well as the injured and the entire team.
He called for calm among the playing body and the fans and urged drivers to be more circumspect while on the road.
Pollack undergoes surgery
Head Coach Steven Polack on Thursday was successfully operated on his right knee 24 hours after the accident.
Head of the Medical Team, Dr. Michael Leat had disclosed around on Thursday that, Steven Polack; midfielder, Ollennu Ashitey and the bus driver, Nana Berkye would still be on admission.
At 9pm the same day, Accra and Premier League Board Representative, Thomas Boakye Agyeman, speaking from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), told Asantekotokosc.com that, Coach Polack has had a knee surgery.
“Polack has successfully undergone the surgery. He just returned to the ward looking good” said the Management member. At that time, the bus driver, who suffered fractures in both legs, according to the medical team, was also about to be brought back to the ward after his surgery.
Ollennu Ashitey, the Management member disclosed, was also faring very well after having a good rest