Gov’t promises new stadium at Offinso in memory of the young footballers

Updated: Oct 6, 2020

Government says it will build an ultra-modern sports stadium in memory of the eight young colts’ footballers who died in an accident at Offinso, near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

This was revealed by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Isaac Kwame Asiamah at Offinso on Thursday when he commiserated with the families at the final funeral rites.

He added that government will foot the entire medical and funeral expenses of eight young footballers for the departed souls.

Mourners have started gathering to bid farewell to the late eight young colts’ footballers as they begin final journey to eternity.

Their bodies is currently lying in state with grief-stricken members of Ghana football association and Ministry of sports filing past.

The accident occurred after the driver lost control of his vehicle and plunged into the Offinso River killing eight of the aspiring young footballers and injuring a number of them.

The accident involved players and officials of Colt’s Football Club, Vision Academy who were travelling back to Offinso after a registration exercise at Afrancho in Kumasi.

Eight of the players aged between 12 and 15 died on the spot while two others lost their lives later at the Komfo Anokye Teaching hospital.

Some other members of the team are currently responding to treatment at the St Patrick Hospital, Offinso.  

The bus which was supposed to carry a maximum of 18 passengers was filled with twice its capacity.