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Staunch Hearts fan Haruna Futah blasts club and Kotoko for neglecting May 9 victims

Published on: 09 May 2014
Chapter O fans in a May 9 march.

By Simon Amonoo, Kumasi Correspondent

Former Hearts of Oak management member Aziz Haruna Futah has criticized his club and Asante for doing very little for the fans who died during the stadium disaster 13 years ago.

The May 9 disaster claimed the lives of 126 fans as a result of a stampede after a league match between the country’s two biggest sides.

Futah says two clubs to honour the supporters who lost their lives in this tragic incident.

“These two clubs have failed to do something to honour the supporters whose lives were lost on that day,” he told Hello FM. “Is it fair?

“These two clubs cannot even organize Christian or Muslim players for their supporters who lost their lives on that day.

“It is very shameful.

“So these two clubs cannot set up a May 9 welfare fund, to use what would be accrued from it to do a project in the of the fans whose lives were lost on may 9th to forever remember them?”


This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • kwabena says:
    May 10, 2014 06:23 am
    shame who do u blame,when some of u went to da juju man n were told that overturning the results will cost u lives.u never thought majority of them were going to be hearts fans. Aziz you have blood on your hands.recently Aziz made a startling revelation of how some hearts fans led by Ali phobia slept at the cemetry prior to the confederation match
  • Edward, Maryland says:
    May 09, 2014 01:07 pm
    We'll said, Mr. Futah. Soccer matches should be played across the nation on this date and the proceeds set up as a fund to aid the victims and their family. It should not be only Hearts and Kotoko but all the Premeir League Teams.
  • Emmanuel Badu says:
    May 09, 2014 04:15 pm
    We should learn something from May 9 incidence