Ghana Football Association (GFA) is mourning the death of eight young footballers who perished in Accident on Saturday.
Six junior players died on spot while others were rushed at Komfo Anokye Hospital, a source in Ghana has confirmed.
Ghana Soccernet has reported that the accident came after the driver of the bus carrying the team lost control and the “vehicle plunged into a the Offinso river on Saturday.”
Many others are critically Ill following the accident at Offinso, near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
“The GFA wishes to express our deepest condolences to the family of the six young footballers who passed away after the car they were traveling on, submerged,” GFA gas said in a statement.
GFA says that the players and their handlers were headed to Offinso having undergone their District Colts football registration exercise at Afrancho.
The GFA has sent officials in Kumasi to visit the accident victims.
“We are deeply saddened by the development and wish to express our condolences to the family of the deceased and a speedy recovery to the rest of the team who sustained various degrees of injuries during the accident.
“In these trying times, we stand shoulder to shoulder with all the bereaved families, those injured and those going through psychological stress.
“Our thoughts are with the family of the departed and the victims. May their souls Rest In Peace.”
It is reported that the bodies of the deceased were recovered from the river.