The Ashanti Regional Football Association (ARFA), and the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, on Saturday, held a restorative seminar for victims of the Offinso road accident.
A team of Doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists and officials of the Regional Football Association were led by Dr. William Frank Hill Koomson of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
The doctors interacted with the victims and their parents to assure them of their continuous support to help them recover from the trauma associated with the accident. The psychologists engaged the players individually to get them up to speed on areas such as anxiety, insomnia, appetite loss, depression and fear.
It would be recalled, that on Saturday, September 19, players and officials of African Vision Academy, a juvenile club based at Offinso in the Offinso District of the Ashanti Region, were involved in a fatal accident that claimed seven lives, while others sustained various degrees of injuries, following a screening exercise at Afrancho, near Kumasi.
The Ghana Football Association, the ARFA and the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital will embark on a similar exercise with families of the deceased.
Relatedly, Kevin-Prince Boateng has pledged to support families of the Offinso accident victims.
Boateng who recently signed for Monza has made it is known that, the families of the 8 victims who lost their lives can count on him for support.
“I heard about it and it really made me sad,” he said.
“I first saw it on Social Media and I called a friend to find out if it was true. He told me about it and I felt really really sad because I have kids of my own, one is 12 and one is 6 so it’s a big tragedy and it hits me hard,” he added.
“Like I said I head it on the news and that is why I am here, I want to help.”
“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,” the former AC Milan attacker concluded.