Ghana FA, PLB indefinitely postpone Sunday’s clash between Kotoko and Hearts after tragic accident

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Updated: July 13, 2017

Thе Ghana FA аnd thе Premier League Board (PLB) hаvе indefinitely postponed thе match day 23 Premier League fixture bеtwееn Kumasi Asante Kotoko аnd Accra Hearts оf Oak whісh wаѕ scheduled fоr Sunday July 16 аt thе Baba Yara Sports Stadium іn Kumasi.

Thе decision tо postpone thе match indefinitely fоllоwѕ thе tragic accident involving Asante Kotoko оn thеіr wау tо Kumasi аftеr thеіr Match Day 22 league match wіth Inter Allies іn Accra.

The PLB is deeply saddened by the development, and expresses its deepest commiseration to Asante Kotoko. Our prayers and thoughts are with family of Mr Thomas Asare, the departed Assistant Equipment Manager, and we pray to Almighty God to heal the injured players and officials.

A PLB delegation has been despatched to visit Kumasi Asante Kotoko in Kumasi to express the Board’s support in this difficult time.

Meanwhile the PLB has directed all club officials and players to wear red and black armbands for the seven Match DAY 23 matches, which will go ahead as scheduled, except that the matches have been moved to Sunday instead of the earlier announced Saturday. The only Saturday match will be the televised game between Bechem United and Bolga All Stars.

The PLB has further directed the observation of a minute silence in honour of the departed official of Kotoko before all Match Day 23 Premier League matches.

Finally, the PLB commends all those who assisted Kotoko during the difficult moment, as well as Okwawu United, who made their bus available to transport injured Kotoko players to Kumasi.

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