Kotoko Have Failed To Compensate Us After Three Years Of Accident - Isaac Amoako
A former Asante Kotoko goalkeeper, Isaac Amoako has revealed that the club have failed to compensate the accident victims after years.
The unexpected incident happened while the team was returning to Kumasi after a Ghana Premier League match against Inter Allies at the Tema Stadium in midweek.
The team’s bus ran into a stationary truck in Nkawkaw, resulting in the death of equipment officer Thomas Obeng Asare.
Several players and the technical team suffered various degrees of injuries.
The club received donations of cash and items clubs and the general public.
But according to Amoako, the then management headed by Dr Kwame Kyei, who is now the leader of the new board of directors, promised to compensate them but until now haven’t received anything from the club.
“Coming Sunday, July 14, 2020, will mark three years since the horrific incident happened but still not received a penny from Kotoko and we don’t know as to when our compensations would be paid,” Amoako is reported to have said on Sunyani-based BA TV.
“The refusal of the Kotoko leadership to pay our monies has placed a heavy toll on most of the victims. Longest-serving team driver Nana Berchie has been at home due to the accident he had, while Baba Mahama and Ollenu Ashitey have had their playing careers stymied.”
Amoako revealed that they recently appeared before the three-member committee appointed by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to investigate the club’s affairs in April. The committee promised to forward their grievances to the appropriate authorities.
“We are aware that the newly constituted board led by the previous board chair, Dr Kwame Kyei who held that position at the time of the accident, had begun paying off several debts incurred by the club but still not heard from him,” he added.
“We will not keep quiet until Kotoko leadership pay our compensation to us (Victims),” Amoako concluded.
Amoako, who is now with Dreams FC spent 11 years with Asante Kotoko.