The ministry of Youth and Sports, has expressed its 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.
Twenty-four (24) other kids are also receiving treatment at the St. Patrick Hospital in Offinso following the accident.
Below is the full statement:
The Ministry of Youth and Sports wishes to commiserate with the management, playing body and the families of young boys who unfortunately died in a gory accident in the Offinso District of the Ashanti Region on Saturday 19th September, 2020.
The report states that the team was returning to its base after it undertook the registration of its players for the District Juvenile league.
The Ministry on behalf of the Hon Minister, Isaac Kwame Asiamah expresses its condolences to the bereaved families and the entire football fraternity.
The Ministry will like to assure all that, appropriate measures would be taken to avert future occurrence.