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GFA president confirms deaths of 8 young footballers killed in auto accident


Sports News of Sunday, 20 September 2020

Resource: Ghana Soccernet


GFA President, Kurt OkrakuGFA President, Kurt Okraku

Ghana FA President Kurt Okraku has verified the fatalities of eight young footballers who have been killed in a auto incident on Saturday although returning from a registration centre ahead of the get started of the new season.

The players ageed amongst 12 and 15 died in the Ashanti Area soon after the driver of the bus carrying gamers of Africa Eyesight Soccer Academy missing control and the car or truck plunged into the Offinso river on Saturday.

4 other folks are fighting for their lives healthcare facility following the entrance tyre of the bus burst though on the Offinso River, robbing the driver of his command of the steering wheel ahead of the automobile plunged into the river.

Six players died instantly next the incident in the Ashanti Region and two more succumbed by Saturday night time in the clinic in which the critically injured gamers ended up undergoing procedure.

“I have been given with a large coronary heart the dying of 8 juvenile gamers (African Eyesight FC) these days in Offinso in the Ashanti Region,” Okraku wrote late on Saturday night time.

The lifeless bodies were recovered from the river as folks in the nearby towns rushed to the scene to give their enable.

The Africa Eyesight Soccer Academy which is based in Offinso travelled to Afrancho around Kumasi to undertake the registration of their gamers forward of the start out of the new season.

It was on their journey back again to Offinso that the driver misplaced control of his motor vehicle major to the gory scenes that performed out.

The workforce that plays in the Colts League – the youth league in Ghana – have been registrating new players to increase their squad.

The four critically injured gamers are presently going through therapy at the Komfo Anokye Clinic subsequent the accident.

20-4 (24) other young ones are also getting therapy at the St. Patrick Medical center in Offinso adhering to the incident.

The news has thrown the total football fraternity in Ghana into a deep state of of mourning as the deaths of the this kind of young souls has shaken followers of the activity.

It is unidentified the selection of young ones on board in the bus.

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