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Offinso Accident: Colt footballers laid to rest [Photos]

The final rites for the eight juvenile footballers who lost their lives in an accident at Offinso has been held today, Thursday, October 1.

The young footballers between the ages of 12 and 15, who played for a Colts club Africa Vision Football Academy, met their untimely death at Offinso.

The team was travelling back to Offinso after a registration exercise at Afrancho in Kumasi.

Six players died on the spot whiles an additional two were confirmed later at the hospital.

Four of the footballers were buried last month, a few weeks after the accident.

The final rites for the other four of the late juvenile players was held earlier today.

The news shocked Ghanaians especially the football community. FIFA President Gianni Infantino and CAF boss Ahmad Ahmad sent their condolence.

The GFA President Kurt Okraku led the Executive Council to sympathize with the families and also donate their monthly allowance to them.

Meanwhile, the cost of the funeral has been taken care of by the government.

The Youth and Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah was present whiles a delegation from the Ghana Football Association [GFA] were all present.

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