First photos from the funeral of the 7 young footballers who died in Offinso accident
The funeral rites of the 7 young footballers who died in an accident is currently underway at Offinso, near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
Ghanasoccernet reported that the accident happened after the driver lost control of his vehicle which then plunged into the Offinso River causing the death of the aspiring footballers.
The lifeless bodies were recovered from the river as people in the nearby towns rushed to the scene to offer their help.
The team that plays in the Colts League – the youth league in Ghana – was travelling from Afrancho, a suburb in Kumasi, where it is not clear whar their mission was.
Others say the team was returning from a football competition while reports say they had travelled to register their players for the upcoming season.
But is the most like that they had gone for a competition as registrations normally take place at the regional FA in Kumasi.
The four critically injured players are currently undergoing treatment at the Komfo Anokye Hospital following the accident.
Twenty-four (24) other kids are also receiving treatment at the St. Patrick Hospital in Offinso following the accident.
The news has thrown the entire football fraternity in Ghana into a deep state of mourning as the deaths of the such young souls has shaken followers of the game.
But the players of the Offinso-based met their untimely deaths – with very scanty details on how the bus involved in the crash.
Check out photos from the funeral below:
Photos credit: Gary Al-Smith – Journalist