Armed Robbers Attack Ashanti Gold Team Bus
Four-time Ghanaian champions Ashanti Gold were the victims of an armed attack on their team bus as they returned home following Sunday’s First Capital Plus Premier League loss to Hearts of Oak.
No player was injured in the attack as the bus sped off before the gunmen, who were armed with automatic rifles, could gain access.
The AshGold were making the journey back to Obuasi following their 2-1 loss to Hearts of Oak in Accra in the Matchday 21 of the domestic league.
The attack took place at approximately 02h00 local time in Assin Endwa, which is a town in the Ashanti Region.
“The robbers shot three bullets at the front bulletproof glass as the team driver meandered his way through a terrible scene of gunshots,” the club said in a statement.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“Thankfully, no individual sustained any injuries. The entire team is currently safe in Obuasi.”[/perfectpullquote]
Highway robberies and accidents involving Ghanaian football clubs are not exactly new and many have been advocating against teams traveling to games at night time.
However, inadequate financial wherewithal means most teams are unable to spend an extra night at match venues because they are unable to afford the hotel bills.