One killed, several injured in Ghana football club Asante Kotoko road crash
ACCRA, July 13 (Xinhua) -- One people was killed and several others were injured when the official bus of Ghana Premier League club Kumasi Asante Kotoko was involved in a gory road crash at Nkawkaw, 144.2km north of the capital, the club annouced Thursday.
The team which was returning from the Great Accra city Tema where they had lost their mid-week league game to Inter Allies, had their bus running into the rear of a tipper truck carrying fertilizer moving in the same direction late Wednesday.
So far, Kofi Asare, the Equipment Officer of the Kumasi-based club are reported dead. Meanwhile, head coach Steven Polack; midfielder Ollennu Ashitey and the bus driver, Nana Berkye are on admission receiving treatment.
Although police are yet to state the actual cause of the accident, witnesses told local media that the Kotoko bus ran into the tipper truck which had either been parked without any warning signals or had been moving so slowly ahead of the bus.
Asante Kotoko Sporting Club, also known as Asante Kotoko, was founded in 1935. They have been champions of the Ghana Premier League a record 24 times, and have won the CAF Champions League twice. The International Federation of Football History and Statistics ranked Asante Kotoko the African club of the 20th century.[ Editor: meng ]