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21.09.2020 Football News

Offinso Accident: Ghana FA Executive Council Donates Monthly Allowance To Victims

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Executive Council of GFA
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Executive Council of GFA

The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association have donated their monthly allowance to the Offinso accident victims.

A colt football club. Africa Vision Soccer Academy. who were on their way back to Offinso after registration ahead of the new football season at Afrancho were involved in an accident on Saturday.

Six players died instantly leaving other players injured. However, on Sunday, two players were reported dead making the total number of death eight.

Other players who survived are currently receiving treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.

However, a statement by the Ghana FA says the Executive Council will donate their monthly to support the accident victims.

  • Below is the statement by the GFA

The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has taken a decision to donate their monthly allowance for the month of September 2020 to the Offinso accident victims.

All the members of the Council collectively decided on Monday, September 21, 2020, to support the victims.

This follows an accident on Saturday, involving about 34 young footballers of Africa Vision Soccer Academy claiming the lives of seven footballers as the minibus they were travelling on plunged into the Ofinso river.

Sadly, six of the young footballers died on the spot while one who was in a critical condition died at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi on Sunday.

Ten of the victims were treated at the St. Patrick’s Hospital and have been discharged.

The GFA on Sunday, September 20, 2020, sent a delegation led by Executive Council member Frederick Acheampong and Ashanti Regional Football Association Chairman, Osei Tutu Agyemang to Offinso to commiserate with families of the victims and to visit the injured players.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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