Asante Kotoko marks one of Nkawkaw tragedy

Published on: 12 July 2018

Today marks exactly one year of the tragic accident that occurred on the Nkawkaw Kumasi road that injured players and technical team of Kumasi Asante Kotoko and sadly led to the death of one.

On the 12th of July last year, calamity has befallen Kumasi Asante Kotoko and the entire football fraternity in Ghana after the team bus of the Porcupine Warriors had an accident in Nkawkaw road whiles they were returning home from a match in Accra. The porcupine warriors had travelled to Accra to play a league match with Inter Allies which they lost narrowly by a lone goal.

Many of the people who were on the bus that fateful day sustained severe injuries. Head coach at that time Steven Pollack was among the injured, with many players also suffering the same fate. Unfortunately, deputy equipment officer Thomas Obeng Asare, a long-time servant of the club lost his life.

Today Kotoko remembers their loss as the whole football circle shares their pain. Through a press release, the club has once again expressed their deepest condolence to the wife, children and the family of the deceased. They also pray that such incident that brought them pain will not happen to them again.

Below is the Club Statement