Accra Hearts of Oak, eternal rivals of Asante Kotoko, have commiserated with families of the team saying their thoughts and prayer are with them.
The solidarity statement comes after the team suffered a fatal accident on Wednesday evening.
Deputy Equipment Officer of the club, Thomas Asare died whiles the head coach, Steven Polack, winger Ashitey Ollenu and bus driver Nana Berchie are still at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) receiving treating – whiles the rest of the team have been treated and discharged.
Following GFA, Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), and Aduana Stars, press statement sympathizing with Kotoko earlier during the day, Hearts have also followed suit with a press release expressing their support for the family of the deceased and the entire team.
An extract in the presser read ‘The entire Hearts of Oak family is devastated by this tragic incident and our thoughts and prayer are with the families of the departed and the injured officials and players of Kumasi Asante Kotoko’.
Kotoko and Hearts were billed to renew their rivalry on Sunday July 16, 2017 ahead of match day 23 of the Ghana Premier League.
The PLB and the FA are tight-lipped as to whether the game will be played or not.
But according rumours, it will be postponed to a later date to be confirmed by the PLB.
Read the full statement below:
HEARTS SYMPATHIZE WITH KOTOKO
The Board, Management, Technical team, playing body, staff and all the followers of Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club Limited wishes to express our profound sympathies to Kumasi Asante Kotoko Football Club following last night’s unfortunate bus accident.
Kotoko were returning to base after their midweek Ghana Premier League game with Inter Allies.
The entire Hearts of Oak family is devastated by this tragic incident and our thoughts and prayer are with the families of the departed and the injured officials and players of Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
We pray for a quick recovery for those injured and pray for strength and pray for strength and fortitude for the entire Kotoko family, and wish them the very best at this unfortunate moment.
We have the conviction that you would overcome this storm just like your motto says, KUM APEM A, APEM BEBA
Kwame Opare Addo.
By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Kofi Amoah