Kevin-Prince Boateng pledges support to families of Offinso car crash
Ghanaian player, Kevin-Prince Boateng, has expressed his desire to support the bereaved families who lost their relatives in the gory accident on the Offinso road.
On September 19, 2020, six members from a juvenile football academy, African Vision Academy died after a KIA PREGIO vehicle they were travelling on plunged into the River Offin.
The former AC Milan midfielder noted that he felt sad hearing the news about the young players who died in the accident and so has decided to help the victims and bereaved family.
“I heard about it, and it really made me sad. I first saw it on Social Media, and I called a friend to find out if it was true”, he said on Joy News.
“He told me about it, and I felt really sad because I have kids of my own. One is 12, and one is 6. So, it is a big tragedy, and it hits me hard”, he added.
“Anything that is necessary, I want to help. I want to get in touch with the families. I want to give them the necessary support to feel free. I know it’s hard, and I know how hard it is for parents to bury their children.”
Sadly, six of the young footballers died on the spot while one who was in a critical condition died at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.
All others who sustained various degrees of injuries have been treated and discharged.
The team were returning to Offinso from Afrancho near Kumasi, after completing the registration process for the District Juvenile League.
A number of people commiserated with the families of the victims including the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, the GFA, Premier League clubs, footballers, and a number of sports journalists.