Steve Polack demands compensation from Kotoko

By Haruna Mubarak
Steve Polack was sacked earlier this year
Steve Polack was sacked earlier this year

Former Kumasi Asante Kotoko coach Steve Polack is demanding compensation from Kotoko for the trauma victims faced during the club's32 bus accident at Nkawkaw last year.

Kumasi Asante Kotoko were badly involved in an accident at Nkawkaw last year on their way back to Kumasi after a league match in Accra against Inter.

Steve Polack revealed there have been several donations received from well-wishers and sympathizers and therefore there should be enough fund to provide compensation not to only him but for the victims.

Steve Polack in Finland told the Graphic Sports in frustration: “The simple principle is that there should be some kind of compensation for the accident victims and someone must be liable for it."

"Where are all the donations that people made to the club after the accident?"

“I’m not just fighting for myself but, for others who were affected during the accident and who are still with Kotoko, but who are afraid they will lose their jobs if they make demands openly." He said.

The English man went further to reveal that, those involved with regards to the accident still feel the pain. According to him, his doctor told him he is going to live for the rest of his life having problems with neck and back.

“Some of us will live with the injury conditions for the rest of our lives as a result of the accident."

"I still have problems with my neck and my back and my doctor says I am going to have that problem forever, yet I don’t have any compensation for it,”

“It is very inconsiderate and unfair of the club to take that stance of not providing any compensation because they picked the medical bills."

"If for nothing at all, Kotoko should consider the trauma we as victims went through by giving some money to the victims,” Polack stressed.

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Kumasi Asante Kotoko fired coach Steve Polack following the club’s exit from the CAF Confederations Cup at the hands of CARA Club of Congo Brazzaville.