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Kotoko supporters group PORCUPINES pay rent of accident driver

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A group of Asante Kotoko supporters, touched by the plight of a former driver of the team’s bus, on Saturday presented an undisclosed sum of money to him at his residence at Dichemso, a suburb of Kumasi.

The driver, Nana Berchie, who was at the helm when the Kotoko bus was involved in an accident on July 12, 2017 at Nkawkaw, recently shared his experience, three years after the accident.

He disclosed that although the club still pays his salary, things have not been easy for him. He has had difficulties raising funds to pay his rent and taking care of complications arising out of three surgeries he underwent after the accident.

Moved by Nana Berchie’s account on several Kumasi FM stations, supporters of the club in a WhatsApp group called “Porcupines” and led by Kotoko Express Editor, Jerome Otchere, contributed financially for three weeks to pay the rent of their former driver.

Jerome Otchere in a Facebook post wrote as thus: “About three weeks ago, one of Kotoko’s dedicated servants, Nana Berchie, the driver involved in the July 12 accident at Nkawkaw was in the news sharing his experience three years after the accident and his multiple surgeries.

“He talked about financial constraints, his rent and other issues. This moved fans in the “Porcupines” WhatsApp group to raise funds for him. I’m not disclosing how much was raised but I happily report that, the generosity of our fans has today led to the payment of his rent for years. 

“Accompanying this text are pictures of fans who presented the money to him. He was touched – nearly moved to tears because he was unaware. This is the type of fans Kotoko have: Nice, kind and wonderful people! Keep up the spirit!” 

In recent weeks, victims of Kotoko’s July 12, 2017 accident have been in the media demanding compensation from the leadership of the club. There have also been questions over the whereabouts of over GH¢120,000 donated by individuals and groups to the accident victims.   

By Obed Echia

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