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Former Asante Kotoko forward Sadick Adams calls for compensation of all victims of 2017 fatal accident

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Former Asante Kotoko striker, Sadick Adams, has expressed disappointment with the club’s management for their failure to compensate all those affected by the fatal 2017 road accident. Adams has called for all victims to be compensated, not just one.

On July 12, 2017, the team’s bus was involved in a fatal accident on the Nkawkaw-Kumasi road while returning from a Ghana Premier League match against Inter Allies in Accra. The accident claimed the life of the team’s equipment officer, Thomas Obeng Asare, and left several others injured.

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Although the club received support from various sources, Adams believes that the management should have compensated all those affected by the tragedy, instead of singling out only one victim for compensation.

In a Facebook post, Adams stated that the victims have been suffering for six years and appealed to the club to act on the matter before it’s too late.

“For the past 6 years of this very sad tragedy, We’ve done and followed all the legal way by sending different kinds of letters to Kumasi Asante Kotoko SC’s old and new board, secretariat, and palace. But always the same story. we will call you guys and find a solution to it. 6 years now NOTHING and to our surprise, one person is been compensated out of the rest involved in the accident.”

Adams’ frustration with the club’s management highlights the need for more accountability in Ghanaian football. For the most part, compensation for victims of tragedies in Ghanaian football is often an afterthought, with little to no action taken by clubs and football authorities to address the situation.

The Asante Kotoko accident is just one of several tragedies that have occurred in Ghanaian football in recent years, including the May 9 Stadium disaster in 2001 that claimed the lives of over 120 fans.

In a nutshell, Ghanaian football needs to prioritize the safety and well-being of players and fans, and take swift action to address tragedies when they occur. It is time for clubs and football authorities to step up and take responsibility for their actions, and compensate victims and their families accordingly.

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