The Ghana Football Association, the Ministry of Youth And Sports, Asante Kotoko and the sports fraternity in Ghana have expressed their deepest condolences to the families of the 8 young footballers who died yesterday after a bus carrying them crashed into the Offin River near Offinso in the Ashanti region.

The juvenile players and their handlers were headed to Afrancho having undergone their District Colts football registration exercise at Offinso near Kumasi.

The GFA has dispatched a team to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi to visit the accident victims.

A GFA contingent made up of Ashanti RFA Chairman Osei Tutu (Kotoro), Exco members, Fred Acheampong, Madam Habiba Attah and Kamarat will visit the injured and console the bereaved families and send a report to the GFA 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 and those going through psychological stress.

Our thoughts are with the family of the departed and the victims. May their souls Rest In Peace.

Similar sentiments have been expressed by the Sports Ministry headed by Isaac Asiamah, Asante Kotoko and other Ghanaian football clubs and the General Sports fraternity in Ghana.

Source: Ghana/ Yamoah