Coca Cola Ghana and Interplast earlier today showed love and support to families of the May 9 stadium disaster by making some donations to the ‘May 9 foundation’.
Today marks exactly 18 years since the tragic disaster occurred at the Accra Sports Stadium when the two biggest clubs in the country, Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko faced off in a match.
The unfortunate stampede claimed at least 127 lives and left many football supporters injured and their families in despair. Till date, the disaster remains the number one sports tragedy in Ghana’s history.
As part of measures to remember and support families of the victims, May 9 has been set aside to mark the occasion. At this year’s event, Coca Cola Ghana and Interplast took it upon themselves to present drinks, polo shirts, and some cash to the May 9 foundation as a means to support the families of the victims.
Assistant public affairs and communications manager at Coca Cola Ghana, Eric Affum Boamah who presented the items to the foundation pledged to offer more support in the future.
“We empathize with the poor people who have suffered one disaster or another. starting with the May 9 disaster victims and spreading to all others who need empathy. And we translate that empathy into concrete support in terms of cash for fees, food, medical services, and household consumables”, he said.
The Minister for Youth and Sports, Honorable Isaac Kwame Asiamah together with former Chief Executive Officer for Kotoko, Mr. Herbert Mensah, as well as other current officials from both clubs, were in attendance to mark the 18th anniversary today at the Accra Sports Stadium.