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Offinso: Eight juvenile footballers laid to rest

The eight young footballers who lost their lives in the Offinso accident have been laid to rest.

The young talents were laid to rest in a mass burial service at Offinso in the Ashanti region today, Thursday, 1 October 2020.

In attendance at the burial service were Minister of Youth and Sports Isaac Asiamah, Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA) Peter Twumasi, Director General of Ministry of Youth and Sports Frank Quist.

The others included GFA Executive Council members, Frederick Acheampong, Madam Habiba Attah Forson, Ashanti Regional FA Chairman Osei Tutu Agyeman, Juvenile Committee member Aminu Abdullahi and other football officials.

The unfortunate event occurred on Saturday, 19 September 2020, after 36 young footballers of Africa Vision Soccer Academy got involved in a fatal accident.

Aged between 12 and 15, the children were travelling back to Offinso after a registration exercise in Kumasi. 

After undergoing colts division registration, the minibus they were travelling on plunged into the Offinso river.

Six of them died on the spot while two others died at the hospital, leaving several others injured.

Meanwhile, the government has pledged to foot the funeral expenses and hospital bills.

The government will also finance restorative seminars for surviving victims.

Source: Classfmonline.com

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