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14 July 2017

PHOTOS: Injured Kotoko players discharged from hospital

All the injured players of Kumasi Asante Kotoko except one have been discharged from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi after the team bus was involved in an accident at Nkawkaw.

The crash claimed the life of the assistant equipment officer of the club Kofi Asare who died on the spot.

Those discharged include: Saddick Adams, Frank Sarfo Gyamfi, Baba Mahama, Osei Agyeman, Augustine Sefa, Michael Akuffo, Evans Kwaw, Eric Donkor and Awudu Nafiu.The team manager, Godwin Abloddey and other officials, have also been discharged.

However, the coach Steve Pollack, the driver Nana Berchie and player Olenu Ashitey are still on admission.
The accident occurred around 9:45pm when the team bus ran into a stationary vehicle. Personnel on the bus are generally fine. Some are however receiving treatment at the Holy Family Hospital, Nkawkaw.

“With great difficulty, Management is entreating supporters of the club and the general public to stay calm and pray for our personnel. A full statement on the incident will be issued in due course,” the club said on its official website during the wee hours of Thursday.

The team was returning to Kumasi after suffering a 1:0 defeat from Inter Allies FC in the Ghana Premier League mid-week fixture which was played in Tema on Wednesday.

The team’s bus rammed into a Kia Rhino truck carrying bags of fertilizers.

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