Kotoko will welcome arch rivals Hearts of Oak to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi on August 6, 2017 to clear their outstanding match 23 – Premier League fixture, which couldn’t come on as a result of the accident involving the club’s team bus on July 12, 2017.
The Porcupines were returning from an away Premier League match against Inter Allies at the El Wak Sports Stadium, Accra, when their bus crashed into a stationary vehicle on the Nkawkaw stretch of the Accra-Kumasi double carriageway.
The accident claimed one life. It also left players and coaches injured. The funeral service of the team’s Deputy Equipment Officer, Thomas Obeng Asare, who died in the accident comes off Thursday, July 27 at Heroes Park, Kumasi.
Coach Steven Polack and the injured players have been recuperating. Earlier on Tuesday, the Premier League Board (PLB) flying on the strength of a second medical report submitted by Management, announced that, the Porcupines will clear the first of their two outstanding Premier League matches on August 6, 2017.
It will be the team’s first game after the horrifying accident. A little over two weeks later, the fabulous lads would be at Sogakope, in the Volta Region to clear another outstanding Premier League match against WAFA.
Dates for the Kotoko-NEA Salamina FA Cup quarterfinal duel is however yet to be known as the team can’t honour that game this weekend.