-The Ghana Football Association has released a statement following the accident involving Kumasi Asante Kotoko
-The Football governing body has expressed its support and solidarity to the entire team and management
-A high-powered delegation from the Association has been sent to represent the body at the Holy Family Hospital
The entire football governing body in Ghana has expressed its heartfelt condolence to the family of the Equipment officer of Asante Kotoko and has rendered their support to all those who sustained various degrees of injuries during the accident involving the team.
In a statement release, the GFA said that it was “sad and devastated” to learn of the incident which occurred Wednesday night.
The Ghana Football Association in the statement indicated they had reached the club by contacting them and are joining in with the thousands of support coming into also give their bit to support the team. The statement added that the Football governing body was hurt by the unfortunate incident.
They urged the entire nation to support the entire playing and non-playing staff of the Porcupine Warriors with their prayers following the tragic accident which occurred at Nkawkaw when the team bus run into a stationary vehicle which was loaded with rice.
The GFA has also sent a delegation to meet with the team as they receive treatment at the Holy Family Hospital in Nkawkaw. It is reported that one official of the team lost his life. The National Fire Service Unit in the area responded to calls and went to the scene of the accident. Their efforts saw the rescue of team coach, Steve Pollack and his Assistant Coach who were trapped in the bus for almost an hour after the incident.
Asante Kotoko was on their way to Kumasi after their midweek match day 22 defeat playing against Inter Allies F.C. They lost the match by a lone goal.
Many high-profile people including ex-president John Mahama and Black Stars Captain Asamoah Gyan have also expressed their solidarity to the team.
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