Former chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Herbert Mensah, continues to light the candle to remember victims and families of the May 9 stadium disaster after 19 years.
For victims alive and families left behind, this day means a lot for so many reasons.
A midweek soccer match between Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko at the Accra Sports Stadium in 2001 ended 2-1 in favour of Hearts and some fans dissatisfied with the level of officiating started ripping off chairs at the Ade Coker stand.
Security personnel on duty responded with the firing of tear gas into the crowd resulting in a stampede crushing to death 127 soccer fans.
But the memory of those who lost their lives that fateful has been kept alive by former chairman of Kumasi Asante, Herbert Mensah who has made it a yearly ritual to honour them.
Through his benevolence, and support from GB foods, Sunda Ghana, Interplast and Ghana Rugby, food and financial support continue to be extended to some of the victims’ whiles some with serious injuries continue to receive medical care both in Ghana and abroad.
At his Osu residence, some of the victims and dependents were presented with various items to cushion them in life.
Some of the May 9 victims thanked Mr. Herbert Mensah for his continuous support.
source: citi sports
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