Ghana: consolations pour in for Kotoko accident victims
Some prominent Ghanaians, present and past leaders have sent condolence messages to the victims of the Kumasi Asante Kotoko road crash.
The team lost one official in the fatal accident on Wednesday night after honouring a mid-week league match against Inter Allies in Accra.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and former President John Dramani Mahama, have expressed their heartfelt sympathies to the team and their families as well as the injured, who are recuperating in the hospital.
An Assistant Equipment Officer of the club, Thomas Kofi Asare and one other unidentified man in the stationary vehicle the Kotoko team bus ran into, died on the spot on Wednesday night.
They used the social media channels to express their consolation and asked for prayers for the team in their trying moment.
A former chairman of the great club, Herbert Mensah, has also expressed his heartfelt greetings and consolation to the team.
Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah on Thursday visited the injured players and officials at the Komfo Anolye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.
The Ghana Professional League Board (PLB) has also joined the list of organisations and individuals paying tribute to the team.
This is the first time in the history of the country, where a premier league team has been involved in a fatal accident, thereby having the potential of impacting negatively on the performance of the team as some players and officials are still receiving medical treatment at the hospital.