Caf President Ahmad reacts after the Ghanaian youth staff's deadly crash


The head of the Continental Football Association reacted to the accident on Saturday in which six people were killed

Caf President Ahmad Ahmad has expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased Ghanaian youth players who were killed in a crash on Saturday evening.

Six Africa Vision Soccer Academy players died on the spot when a bus carrying the team from Afrancho town to Offin after a league registration exercise turned into a river.

Many others have been injured, some are currently being treated at Offinso St. Patrick Hospital and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

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"I am shocked and saddened by the death of seven young sons from our large football family who were killed in a car accident on Saturday," Ahmad said in a letter to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) official website of the national outfit on Sunday.

“I hasten to offer my condolences on behalf of all the members of the Caf Executive Committee, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery.

“I ask you to convey this condolences to the families of the deceased and their loved ones and a token of our great respect for what they bring to the game.

“I know this cruel loss has brought immense grief and I want you to know that the African Football Brotherhood shares that pain.

"May God bless these gentle souls and grant them mercy. With my kind and sad feelings."

The Ghanaian Ministry of Youth and Sport (MoYS) has also expressed its condolences.

"The Ministry of Youth and Sports would like to take pity on the management, playing bodies and families of boys who died in a serious accident in the Offinso district of the Ashanti region on Saturday, September 19, 2020," it says an explanation.

"The report says the team returned to base after registering their players for the District Juvenile League.

"The Ministry, on behalf of the Hon-Minister Isaac Kwame Asiamah, offers its condolences to the bereaved and the entire Football Brotherhood.

"The ministry wants to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to avert future events."

The players are reportedly between 12 and 16 years old.


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