Sports News of Monday, 17 July 2017
The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party, Mr Bernard Antwi Boasiako, was at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital on Saturday to visit Mr. Steve Polack, the head coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko who was involved in an accident last Wednesday with his team.
Mr Bernard Antwi Boasiako’s visit was to personally convey President Akufo-Addo’s message of condolence to the team and much importantly, wish the coach speedy recovery while on his hospital bed.
The Asante Kotoko team bus was involved in an accident on Wednesday after their 1-0 defeat in Accra to Inter Allies in match day 22 of the Ghana Premier League.
The unfortunate incident happened when the team was returning to Kumasi, as their bus ran into a stationary truck at Nkawkaw.
Mr. Thomas Obeng Asare, equipment officer died after being rushed to the Holy Family Hospital, in Nkawkaw, while the coach and the rest of the team were later referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for treatment.
According to Chairman Antwi Boasiako popularly called Wontumi, the president recognizes the role that the Kotoko brand have and is playing to the overall quality of Ghana’s football, constantly placing Ghana on the international stage.
In the candid view of the President, “Ghana football is what it is today because of the existence of Asante Kotoko and how it has contributed to the country’s national teams, and he is with you in this at this very critical moment. The president wants you (coach Polack) to know that you are his prayer topic and wishes you speedy recovery.”