Kevin-Prince to support families of Offinso river victims

Kevin Prince Boateng promises to support families of the Ghanaian footballers who died in a gory accident last week.

Eight died after a bus travelling with 36 juvenile players to a registration centre plugged into the Offinso river a week ago.

This terrible news sent shock waves across the footballing world with the newly signed AC Monza player promising to come to the aid of the families.

Speaking to Joy FM’s Gary Al-Smith in an interview, “I heard about it and it really made me sad. 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.”

Four of the kids have been buried, the other four will also be given a mass burial on Thursday, September 31 with the Government of Ghana ready to cater for the expenses.

“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 FC Barcelona forward added.

Those injured players aged between 12 and 15 have now been discharged and will undergo a restorative seminar from the GFA and a medical team from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Boateng recently signed for Side B side AC Monza to link up with former AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi and will hope to cement a starting XI spot in the team.