Not so long ago, the news broke that a vehicle containing 36 players juvenile footballers playing for a team named African Vision FC and based in Offinso was involved in a ghastly car accident on the Kumasi-Offinso road.
The unfortunate and grueling incident occurred on Saturday, September 9, 2020 when the bus carrying the Juvenile footballers aged between 12 and 15 was heading to Offinso from Afrancho after the juvenile footballers had undergone a registration for the District Juvenile League veered off the street and fell into the Offinso river.
Eight of the juvenile footballers were confirmed dead, six were left in a critical condition and the remaining picked minor injuries.
Today, Thursday, October 1, 2020, the deceased juvenile footballers will be laid to rest at Offinso.
Some members of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), the Minister of Youth and Sports and some top dignitaries are expected to be present as families of the footballers bid farewell to their relatives whose promising careers were cut short in a gory accident.
The government has so far absorbed the total expenditure on the funeral arrangements of the deceased juvenile footballers. It’ll in addition give the bereaved families and the injured players a financial package.
Black Stars forward Kevin-Prince Boateng has also indicated his willingness to assist families of the victims.
Members of the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) have also donated their monthly allowance for the month of September 2020 to the victims.
Meanwhile, the injured players have now been discharged and have undergone a restorative seminar from the FA and a medical team from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
MahamaShaibu.com wishes the deceased juvenile footballers a peaceful rest.