The management of Ghana Premier League club, Kumasi Asante Kotoko have confirmed the death of the Deputy Equipment Officer of the club, Kofi Asare following Wednesday’s tragic accident involving their team bus at Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region.
The accident occurred around 9:45 pm when the team bus which was returning to Kumasi after a 1-0 loss to Inter Allies on Wednesday ran into a stationary vehicle.
A statement signed by the Head of the Medical Team of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Dr Michael Leat said Mr Asare had passed on while Head Coach, Steven Polack; Team Manager, Godwin Ablordey; midfielder, Ollennu Ashitey and the bus driver, Nana Berkye are on admission and receiving treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
Below is the entire statement;
Management has been in shock and grief following Wednesday’s unfortunate accident involving our team bus. The bus, which had our players and technical team members ran into a stationary KIA truck at Nkawkaw around 9:45 pm.
Injured players and officials were rushed to the Holy Family Hospital, Nkawkaw. Others were however transported to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in the early hours of Thursday. Players and officials who sustained minor injuries have all been treated and discharged.
We regret to announce that, our Deputy Equipment Officer, Kofi Asare could not make it. Management has met his family to brief them of the sad event. Meanwhile, Head Coach, Steven Polack; Team Manager, Godwin Ablordey; midfielder, Ollennu Ashitey and the bus driver, Nana Berkye are on admission receiving treatment.
The Medical Team and Management are going to follow-up on all the treated and discharged victims. On Saturday, the Medical Team will invite every member of the team who was on the bus for thorough examination again.
Dr. Michael Leat
Head of Medical Team
Asante Kotoko SC