The Ministry of Youth and Sports Hon Isaac Asiamah has sent messages of condolence to the families of the deceased juvenile footballers who passed on from an accident that occurred on the Kumasi-Offinso road on Saturday.

Eight (8) juvenile footballers between the ages of 12 and 15 were confirmed dead in the accident which occured on the Offin River on Saturday evening.

Twenty-four (24) other kids are also receiving treatment at the St. Patrick Hospital in Offinso following the accident.

The bus carrying players of Africa Vision Soccer Academy lost control and the vehicle plunged into the Offinso river on Saturday.

According to eyewitness reports, the front tire of the minibus carrying the over 30 kids of a colts team blasted on the Offin Bridge and as such veered off into the Offin River.

The statement from the Sports Ministry read,

“The Ministry of Youth and Sports wishes to commiserate with the management, playing body and the families of young boys who unfortunately died in a gory accident in the Offinso District of the Ashanti Region on Saturday 19th September 2020.

“The report states that the team was returning to its base after it undertook the registration of its players for the District Juvenile league.

“The Ministry on behalf of the Hon Minister, Isaac Kwame Asiamah expresses its condolences to the bereaved families and the entire football fraternity.

“The Ministry will like to assure all that, appropriate measures would be taken to avert future occurrence”.