Former Ac Milan forward, Kevin-Prince Boateng has pledged to support the bereaved families of the juvenile footballers who lost their lives in a ghastly car accident on the Kumasi-Offinso road.
Eight juvenile footballers were confirmed dead when a bus carrying Juvenile footballers was heading to Offinso from Afrancho after a registration for the District Juvenile League veered off the road and fell into the Offinso river.
A number of the juvenile footballers were also left badly injured. The news sent shockwaves across the country and even aboard.
Boateng, who on Monday completed a move to Serie B club AC Monza has in an exclusive interview with Joy Sports expressed how he felt when he heard the news. He also pledged to support the bereaved families in anyway.
“I heard about it and it made me really sad, I heard it on social media then I called a friend of mine to ask them if it’s really true and what happened. He told me about it and I really feel sad about it because I have two kids on my own, one is 12, one is 6 and I think it’s a big tragedy. It hit me hard, KP Boateng said on JoySports, Monday night.
“I googled it to want to see more about it but every more detail about it makes you more sad about it so that is why I’m here to talk to you and to let you know that I want to help,” he added.
“Anything, if they want I will like to help. I will like to get in touch with the families. I want to make them to feel free. I know it’s hard and I can’t imagine how hard it is for parents to bury their kids but I just want to help them to free their mind just to enjoy the lives they had with their kids and free their mind.”
“I want to help in burying or celebration. Whatever they want to do I want to be here to help.”
“My condolences to all the families who have lost their children and happy for the other children who made it out safe from the hospital. We keep in touch and please let me know what I can do and I will be ready to help,” he concluded.
However, four of the dead juvenile footballers have been buried, the other four will also be given a mass burial with government ready to foot the bills. The injured players have also been discharged.