I’m saddened by Kotoko accident – Akufo-Addo


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commiserated with players and officials of Kumasi Asante Kotoko following the club’s fatal accident Wednesday evening at Nantia, about 300 meters to the main Nkawkaw bypass road.

The accident occurred around 21:45 GMT, when the team was returning to Kumasi after suffering a 1:0 defeat from Inter Allies FC in the Ghana Premier League mid-week fixture which was played in Tema on Wednesday.

The bus in which the players were traveling in, Kasapafmonline.com understands, rammed into a Kia Rhino truck carryng bags of fertilizers.

Three people including the Coach, Steven Pollack, Assistant Coah, Godwin Ablordey, and the driver were trapped in the mangled bus and took close to two hours for personnel of the Ghana Fire Service and the Police to cut the bus to rescue them.

The captain of the Porcupine Warriors, Amos Frimpong, Baba Mahama and the top rated defender, Ahmed Adams, this website is told, have sustained various degrees of injuries, especially on their forehead, with one official of the club losing his life.

In a tweet Thursday morning President Akufo-Addo described the incident as sad and wished the injured a speedy recovery.