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AC Milan's young Ghanaian striker Akuetteh in critical condition after being knocked down by train in Italy

Published on: 01 September 2014
Akuetteh (first-from-left) is tipped for greatness

AC Milan's talented Ghanaian striker Isaac Akuetteh is fighting for his life in an Italian hospital after being knocked down by a train in the town of Como.

The 15-year-old, who is regarded as one of the brightest talents in the youth football in Italy today, was hit by a moving train on Sunday afternoon leaving the youngster fighting for his life.

The accident occurred in the Italian municipality of Cadorago in the Como province during the Sunday after shopping hours which attracted a very large crowd.

Akuetteh was rushed to hospital where he has been under intensive care and Ghanaian senior players at AC Milan Sulley Muntari and Michael Essien are said to have visited on Sunday night after their match.

AC Milan top officials and coaches also visited the youngster in hospital before posting a statement on their website wishing him speedy recovery.

“Isaac, all of Milan is with you and hoping for the best. Do not give up,” the AC Milan statement read.

While several versions of the story have been widely reported, some Italian newspapers claim the youngster had his headphone on while listening to music in the lead up to the accident.

The 15-year-old Italian-born Ghanaian is the lead-man for Bertuzzo Roberto’s Settore Giovanile boys bagging an incredible 21 goals in 17 games for the Rossoneris last season, as Ghana's leading football news outlet first reported on his exploits last year.

Akuetteh is one of the three Ghanaian youngsters at AC Milan and is keen to follow the path to greatness.

He could join the Milan primavera squadra next season due to his immense quality and precocity despite his tender age.

He’s at Milan with Nigel Kyeremateng and Kingsley Boateng, who has already played for Milan’s first team but is now playing for Dutch side NAC Breda


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    September 01, 2014 07:31 am
    Awwww what a sad incident speedy recovery buddy we'll pray for you!!
  • Viper says:
    September 01, 2014 09:22 am
    What a tragic event,hopefully he pulls through.
  • Thomas Tabri says:
    September 01, 2014 09:36 am
    What a sad news for Ghana and AC milland?speedy recovery in Jesus name AMEN!
  • richared says:
    September 01, 2014 10:57 am
    Awwww sori bro we will keep u in our prayers,get will soon in Jesus name and come back stronger on the field.