Ghana football was thrown in a state of dejection when the news came out that eight juvenile footballers playing for a team named African Vision FC and based in Offinso have lost their lives in a gory accident on the Kumasi-Offinso road.
The accident occurred on Saturday evening on the Offinso river when the bus carrying the Juvenile footballers was heading to Offinso from Afrancho after the juvenile footballers had undergone a registration for the District Juvenile League.
Eight of the juvenile footballers have been confirmed dead so far. Six others are currently in critical condition at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, with the remaining twenty who sustained minor injuries treated and discharged from St. Patrick Hospital and Namong SDA Hospitals in Offinso.
In a swift intervention, GFA has sent a delegation to visit the injured and console the bereaved families. Other football clubs have also taken to social media to share their condolences:
Below are some of the social media posts:
IT IS WELL! 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/yXZE8aRwZF
— Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku (@kurtokraku) September 20, 2020
#KotokoCares 😪#AKSC #StaySafe #AriseLetsBuild #KumApem pic.twitter.com/fklFjywY5a
— Asante Kotoko SC (@AsanteKotoko_SC) September 19, 2020
Sad hearing the passing of eight juvenile football players yesterday at Offinso. My thoughts are with the family of the departed and the victims. May their souls Rest In Peace 🙏
— CK Akonnor (@akonnor_ck) September 20, 2020
All of us at Liberty Professionals are saddened about the passing of eight juvenile players of the Africa Vision Soccer Academy in Offinso on Saturday.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the departed young talents.
May their souls Rest In Peace 🙏 pic.twitter.com/q9Ik30D3VN
— Liberty Professionals FC (@LibertyProfFC) September 20, 2020
Sad:A colts football club,African Vision at the Offinso on Saturday went to do their player's registration in other to be eligible to play the district colts league at Kronum-Afrancho and had an accident on their way home at the River Offin. Six footballers have confirmed dead.😭 pic.twitter.com/HimJ283dlW
— PURE FM SPORTS (@purefmsports) September 20, 2020
All of us at Sekondi Hasaacas FC are saddened hearing the news of the demise of 8 juvenile footballers involved in the Offinso, Kumasi Accident, commiserate with the family of the deceased…
— Sekondi Hasaacas FC (@SekHasaacas) September 20, 2020
Sad day for Ghana football
Our heartfelt condolences goes to the families of the victims of African vision football Academy involved in a tragic accident at Offinso.
We wish the injured a speedy recovery. pic.twitter.com/g3ZHSJwlY6
— Wa Suntaa Sporting (@WaSuntaaSc) September 20, 2020
All of us at Immigration Ladies FC are
dejected about the passing away of 8 juvenile players of the Africa Vision Soccer Academy in Offinso yesterday.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and the football fraternity.
May their souls RIPP 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Cho5XLsO9D
— Immigration Ladies FC (@ImmigrationFc) September 20, 2020
sad to hear the unfortunate news of the accident concerning the colts team at Offinso.
May Allah protect the lives of the injured kids and console the families of the departed ones
— Kasim Nuhu Adams (@KassimAdams24) September 21, 2020
The @PFAGofficial wishes to express our deepest condolences to the family of the 8 juvenile footballers who died in a gory accident in the Offinso District of the Ashanti Region on Saturday 19th September 2020.
— PFAG (@PFAGofficial) September 20, 2020
GFA delegation visit the family of colt footballers in Offinso who lost their lives yesterday in a car accident.
We at Halifax Ladies sends our condolences to the deceased family and prayers to those at the hospital 🙏🙏🙏#HLFC⚪🔵#WeAreBlessed pic.twitter.com/Y7yaZPFzyG
— Halifax Ladies F.C (@halifax_ladies) September 20, 2020
Update on Offinso accident
Confirmed deaths 7
Those in critical conditions at KATH are 3.
7 kids, 1 team Manager/Coach, driver and his mate are also at St Patrick hospital,Offinso.
Info by @ghanafaofficial Exco member,@achee78 #HappySports pic.twitter.com/cDaFbeQsVy
— Ayishatu Zakaria Ali (@ayishatu_) September 20, 2020
You are in our thoughts and prayers pic.twitter.com/D6Pth1M8t6
— Karela United FC (@KarelaUtd_FC) September 20, 2020
Very disturbing news we are picking up from Afrancho concerning a colts club in Offinso.Our hearts and thoughts are with the bereaved families and to the kids recuperating, we are desperate to see them pull through.We keeping you in our prayers.#TheRoyals #WeDeliver pic.twitter.com/0P6z3zj6UQ
— Legon Cities FC (@LegonCitiesFC) September 20, 2020