Following a sad road accident that took the lives of eight (8) juvenile footballers at Offinso in the Ashanti region on Saturday, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has released a statement to express its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased.
Below is the full statement of the FA:
“The leadership of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), and the National Juvenile Committee (NJC) have learnt of the passing of eight juvenile football players on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Offinso, near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
The GFA wishes to express our deepest condolences to the family of the eight young footballers who passed away after the car they were traveling on, submerged.
We are informed that the players and their handlers were headed to Afrancho having undergone their District Colts football registration exercise at Offinso.
The GFA and the NJC have dispatched a team to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi to visit the accident victims.
The contingent is made up of Ashanti Regional Association Chairman, Osei Tutu Agyemang, Executive Council Members, Frederic Acheampong, Madam Habiba Attah Forson and NJC member Chairman Kamarat, will visit the injured and console the bereaved families.
The delegation will send a report to the headquarters in Accra for further action.
We are deeply saddened by the development and wish to express our condolences to the family of the deceased and a speedy recovery to the rest of the team who sustained various degrees of injuries during the accident.
In these trying times, we stand shoulder to shoulder with all the bereaved families, those injured and those going through psychological stress.
Our thoughts are with the family of the departed and the victims. May their souls Rest In Peace”.