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Hearts donate to Kotoko accident victims on 'surprise' visit

17:17 WAT 18/07/2017
Kotoko coach Steve Polack
The Phobians were in Kumasi on Tuesday to show support to their fierce rivals who were involved in an accident after a league fixture last week

A Hearts of Oak delegation paid a visit to recuperating Asante Kotoko coach Steven Polack at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi on Tuesday.

The Englishman has been admitted at the health facility since his involvement in the team's accident last Wednesday.

Convalescent team driver Nana Berkye was also on admission.

On their return from a topflight 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.

Polack, who had a successful knee surgery on Friday, has made a significant progress by taking his first steps, albeit with the aid of crutches.

Per a publication by the Phobians, the 56-year-old was "pleasantly surprised with the visit and extended his warmest regards to Hearts head coach Frank Nuttall before expressing his delight and utmost appreciation to the club".

The Hearts contingent to Komfo Anokye was led by corporate affairs manager Kwaku Sakyi Quashie, with support from the likes of former management committee member Nana Asabere.

Hearts made a donation of an unknown amount, which media reports say was to the tune of Gh¢ 6000.