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 en route to Kumasi.
The Porcupine Warriors had been dealt a huge blow after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Inter Allies in the league and it turned worse after the bus heading to Kumasi from Accra encountered the unfortunate incident.
The Assistant Equipment Officer of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Kofi Asare (circled red in picture above), has been confirmed dead
The club posted on their official twitter handle: ‘’Players and officials on our team bus returning to Kumasi after our game with Inter Allies in Accra have been involved in an accident.
The accident occurred around 9:45pm at Nkawkaw, when our bus ran into a stationary vehicle.
Personnel on the bus are generally fine. Some are however receiving treatment at the Holy Family Hospital, Nkawkaw.
Management requests that fans stay calm. A full statement on the incident will be issued in due course.’’
Ghana football has been thrown into a state of shock and mourning.
Please, please, please, GOD! Do not let this news we are hearing about our brothers Asante Kotoko be true. #PrayForKotoko. #TogetherWeStand pic.twitter.com/MUtjTUnnFX
— #PrayForKOTOKO (@HeartsOfOakGH) July 12, 2017
We are extremely sullen and crestfallen to learn about this tragedy. Our prayers are with you. #Pray4Kotoko https://t.co/kACwDAwVKU
— #PrayForKOTOKO (@HeartsOfOakGH) July 13, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the @AsanteKotoko_SC family on last night's fatal accident at Nkawkaw. #Godisincontrol pic.twitter.com/QJpT8gKpwW
— WAFA SC (@WAFAcademySC) July 13, 2017
Everyone at Inter Allies is saddened to learn of Asante Kotoko's accident. Our thoughts are with them & we share their pain. #PrayForKotoko pic.twitter.com/6AsX2fptRh
— Inter Allies FC (@InterAlliesFC) July 13, 2017
We're with you through out this trying moments @AsanteKotoko_SC. U will come out stronger than b4. #Pray4Kotoko. The #ogya family is with U https://t.co/QNNRfZ4tME
— foaduanafc (@AduanaStarsFc) July 13, 2017
Kotoko coaches Pollack & Ablordey did not suffer fractures in last night's accident in Nkawkaw. GFA delegation visits team in hospital. pic.twitter.com/gErEVsrYOm
— Ghana FA