Coach of 8 child football players who perished in Offinso crash speaks on incident

Coach of 8 child football players who perished in Offinso crash speaks on incident

- African Vision Soccer Academy coach, Augustine Mensah, who lost eight best players during Offinso crash, has finally spoken

- Augustine, who is still hospitalized, spoke when he was visited by Professor Peter Twumasi

- According to the heartbroken coach, he nearly took his own life upon seeing the lifeless bodies of his best players

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Augustine Mensah, the Ghanaian coach whose eight players, all of whom were teenagers or younger, who perished in a crash at Offinso, has finally spoken on the incident.

According to a report by Ghanaweb.com, the coach African Vision Soccer Academy is still hospitalized and made the statements when he was visited by Director-General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Professor Peter Twumasi.

Augustine said that when he saw the lifeless bodies of his best players who lost their lives on the spot, he nearly took his own life right there at the scene.

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Coach of 8 child football players who perished in Offinso crash speaks on incident

Coach of 8 child football players who perished in Offinso crash speaks on incident Source: Ghanaweb.com, Graphic.com.gh
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He indicated that the thought overwhelmed him because of the heaviness he felt coupled with the imagination of what the children's parents would experience.

“I was actually worried, I nearly took my life at the scene thinking of what the parent’s reaction will be,” he said.

According to Graphic.com.gh, the GFA, in a statement, said the juvenile players aged between 12-15 years were headed to Offinso having undergone their District Colts football registration exercise at Afrancho when the vehicle they were travelling on, submerged in the Offinso River.

Ghanasoccernet reported that six players died instantly following the accident in the Ashanti Region and two more succumbed by that Saturday night in the hospital where the critically injured players were undergoing treatment.

Funeral rites for four of the late colt players will be observed on October 1, 2020.

Meanwhile, Ghanaian international football player, Kevin Prince Boateng, has expressed interest in helping the families of child footballers who died in at Offinso on September 19, 2020.

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The brother of Jerome Boateng made this known in an interview with Joy News, which was sighted by YEN.com.gh on their verified Facebook handle.

According to Prince, the incident hit him hard because he also has young children like those that perished and he can only imagine what their loss would be to their families.

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