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Kotoko & Hearts

Accra, July 13 
GNA – The Ghana Premier League Board has postponed indefinitely the
Match Day 23 of the 2016/17 Ghana Premier League clash between Kumasi Asante
Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak scheduled for Sunday July 16, at the Baba Yara
Sports Stadium.

A press release issued by Ashford Tettey-Oku,
Chairman of the Professional League Board (PLB) on Friday said, “This comes
after an accide

Accra, July 13 
GNA – The Ghana Premier League Board has postponed indefinitely the
Match Day 23 of the 2016/17 Ghana Premier League clash between Kumasi Asante
Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak scheduled for Sunday July 16, at the Baba Yara
Sports Stadium.

A press release issued by Ashford Tettey-Oku,
Chairman of the Professional League Board (PLB) on Friday said, “This comes
after an accident suffered by Kumasi Asante Kotoko on their way to Kumasi after
their game against Inter Allies on Wednesday at the El-Wak Sports Stadium”

It said a number of casualties were recorded
as well as the death of Mr Kofi Asare, the assistant equipment officer of
Kotoko.

The PLB however announced that the other
remaining matches will be played as scheduled and advised the clubs to put on
red and black arm bands during the game.

“The PLB is deeply saddened by the development
and expresses its deepest commiseration to Asante Kotoko. Our prayers and
thoughts are with family of Mr Thomas Asare, the departed Assistant Equipment
Manager and we pray to Almighty God to heal the injured players and officials.”

It said a PLB delegation has been dispatched
to visit Kumasi Asante Kotoko in Kumasi to express the Board’s support in this
difficult time.

Meanwhile the PLB has announced that the
matches have been moved to Sunday instead of the earlier announced Saturday.
The only Saturday match will be the game between Bechem United and Bolga All
Stars, which would be telecasted live.

The PLB further directed the observation of a
minute silence in honour of the departed official of Kotoko before all Match
Day 23 Premier League matches.

“We also commend all those who assisted Kotoko
during the difficult moment, as well as Okwawu United, who made their bus
available to transport injured Kotoko players to Kumasi, the statement
concluded.

GNA


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