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Former Kotoko chief Herbert Mensah leads May 9th activities in Kumasi

Published on: 09 May 2014
Herbert Mensah

By Simon Amonoo, Kumasi Correspondent

Former Asante Kotoko board chairman Herbert Mensah has shown much concern in remembering the victims of the May 9 stadium disaster in 2001.

The tragedy, the worst to be recorded in Africa, saw 126 fans die at the Accra Sports Stadium during the league match between rivals Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak.

It was during the tenure of Mensah when the incident occurred and it was double agony after Kotoko lost the match 2-1 courtesy a pair of goals by Hearts of Oak’s Ishmael Addo.

He is leading activities to mark the day in Kumasi and spoke emotionally about the importance of

“The most important people in football is not the football administrators, players, coaches but supporters,” Mensah told Nhyira FM

“If we don't constantly remember this day and give the perished souls the respect, it would not be good for our football.”

Mensah wants to use Friday’s walk to raise funds to support families of the deceased.


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