Former Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Isaac Amoako has revealed that two years on from the tragic accident the club had on their return to Kumasi after a Ghana Premier League game, two of the players are unable to play football.
According to him, Ollenu Ashitey and Baba Mahama are struggling to get on the pitch since that fateful day and the driver on that day is currently unemployed due to the severe injuries he suffered.
“Olenu Ashittey and Baba Mahama are no more playing actively due to the accident. The driver (Nana Berchie) is also not working because he suffered serious injuries. We the victims have decided not to talk about the compensations because of the progress of the club,” Isaac Amoako, one of the victims told Kumasi based Metro FM.
”As for me, I have no problem with the situation now but I do not know about the others.”
Kotoko had the shock of their lives two years ago today when the team bus rammed into a stationed truck on the Nkawkaw highway on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Inter Allies.
The then Deputy Equipment Officer, Thomas Obeng Asare, died at the spot while the other 26 players and officials on board the bus survived with injuries.
Among the worst-hit were the then team driver, Nana Berchie and former coach, Steven Polack and midfielder, Ollenu Ashitey.