Messages of support and well wishes have started pouring in for members of the Kumasi Asante Kotoko football club involved in a tragic accident Wednesday night on the Accra-Kumasi highway.
Players and officials of the team were returning to Kumasi after their Wednesday’s match day 22 Premier game with Inter Allies in Accra when the accident occured at about 9:45pm, the team confirmed.
It is unclear the nature of injuries suffered by team members but confirmed reports suggest one official member of the team has died Thursday though the management had earlier tweeted earlier that “personnel on the bus are generally fine”.
Ahead of official public statement by the management of the team, President Akufo-Addo, some Ghanaian footballers and clubs have taken to Twitter to express sadness about the tragic incident and wished the victims well.
Saddened by the news of the accident involving players & officials of Kotoko. My heart goes out to the team; speedy recovery to the injured.
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) July 13, 2017
my thoughts and prayers are with the management, playing body and the supporters of Kumasi Asante Kotoko on this fatal accident @AnimSammy
— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) July 13, 2017
Premier league club, Inter Allies FC, which won Wednesday game against Kotoko at the El-Wak Stadium in Accra tweeted they were saddened by the accident and wished the injured speedy recovery.
— Inter Allies FC (@InterAlliesFC) July 13, 2017
Kotoko’s arch rival, Accra Hearts of Oak, has since the incident changed its Twitter account name to #PrayForKotoko, something that has been described as a show of maturity.
— #PrayForKOTOKO (@HeartsOfOakGH) July 12, 2017
— Berekum Chelsea FC (@BkmChelseaFc) July 13, 2017
Currently, the hashtag #PrayForKotoko is toping Twitter as the number one trending issue in Ghana with
By Stephen Kwabena Effah|3news.com|Ghana