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Abedi Pele commiserates with Kotoko after fatal accident

12:11 GMT+3 18/07/2017
Abedi Pele
The Ghana legend and his club Nania FC have expressed ‘compassion and solidarity’ with Kotoko following last week’s road accident

Ghana legend Abedi Ayew ‘Pele’ has sent warm wishes to Asante Kotoko following their vehicular accident last week.

On their return from a Ghana Premier League midweek fixture against Inter Allies in Accra, Kotoko’s team bus, carrying the playing body and the technical team, ran into a stationary truck at Nkawkaw, leading to several injuries and one confirmed casualty.

Deputy equipment officer Thomas Obeng Asare lost his life.

“We have learnt with deep sorrow the tragic accident involving Kumasi Asante Kotoko on their way back to Kumasi following their 22nd Premier League match against Inter Allies” a letter signed by Abedi, founder and owner of Division One outfit Nania FC, read.

“In this moment of grief, the board and management of Nania FC, wish to express our sincere compassion and solidarity with all those affected by this unfortunate occurrence, especially the family of the late Thomas ObengAsare.

“We also wish those injured speedy recovery. May the almighty Allah strengthen us to overcome this tragedy.”

Midfielder Ollennu Ashitey, the only player admitted at the hospital for close observation following Wednesday’s incident, was discharged on Monday.

Coach Steven Polack, who has also been on admission, made a significant progress by taking his first steps, albeit with the aid of crutches, Kotoko reported via their official website on Monday.

He had a successful knee surgery on Friday.