President of the Ghana Football Association President Kurt Simeon Okraku, has expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the young Ghanaian footballers who died on Saturday in the Ashanti Region through a bus accident.
Eight young Ghanaian footballers have so far died while four others are battling for their lives at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital after the driver of the bus carrying the juvenile team lost control and the car plunged into a the Offinso river on Saturday Evening.
Six players instantly died following the accident and two more followed later by Saturday night in the hospital where the severely injured players were undergoing treatment.
The lifeless bodies were recovered from the river as people in the nearby towns rushed to the scene to offer their help.
The team that plays in the Colts League – the youth league in Ghana – was traveling from Afrancho, a suburb in Kumasi to do their Colts Football registration.
The four critically injured players are currently undergoing treatment at the Komfo Anokye Hospital following the accident.
Twenty-four (24) other kids are also receiving treatment at the St. Patrick Hospital in Offinso following the accident.
”I have received with a heavy heart the death of 6 juvenile players(African Vision FC)today in Offinso in the Ashanti Region,” Mr. Okraku posted on Facebook.
”In the morning, an FA contingent made up of Chairman Osei Tutu (Kotoro) Exco members, Fred Achie, Madam Habiba Attah and NJC member Chairman Kamarat will visit the injured and console bereaved families,”
”In these trying times, we stand shoulder to shoulder with all the bereaved families, those injured and those going through psychological stress. It is well. Let’s all be supportive,.” the FA President added.