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TRAGIC: Remembering May 9 Stadium Disaster, 19 years on (Video)

Nineteen years ago today, Ghana experienced the worst sporting tragedy. Football fans died during a game between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko at the Accra Sports Stadium.

All roads led to the then Ohene Djan Sports stadium for the rivalry clash with both sides prepared to emerge victors though there was going to be one winner and a loser.

Angry fans begun to throw objects on the pitch as the scoreline revealed the unexpected with the Phobians leading.

The police responded with tear gas into the stands as gates were locked tightly with no place of refuge for fans who were trapped.

Hell broke loose as stampede ensued leading to the death of 127 people. A black Wednesday it was.

MAY THIS NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN!

Read details of the game below:

Match day 4: Ghana Premier league, 2001

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Venue: Accra Sports Stadium
Day: Wednesday
Time: 5:pm

Official line-up of Hearts and Kotoko on May 9, 2001 Disaster

Hearts Line-up

  1. Sammy Adjei (GK)
  2. Amankwah Mireku
  3. Jacob Nettey (C)
  4. Dan Quaye
  5. Stephen Tetteh
  6. Joe Ansah
  7. Charles Allotey
  8. Lawrence Adjah Tetteh
  9. Ismael Addo
  10. Emmanuel Osei Kuffour
  11. Charles Taylor

Substitutes

  1. Eben Dida (GK)
  2. Richard Nii Noi
  3. Dan Oppong
  4. Edmund Copson
  5. George Eranio
  6. Kenneth Sarpong
  7. Bernard Don Bortey

Coach: Cecil Jones Attuquayefio

Kotoko Line-up

  1. Osei Boateng (GK)
  2. Kwaku Duah ‘Cashbola’
  3. Godfred Yeboah
  4. Dan Acquah
  5. Joe Hendricks
  6. Joe Sam
  7. Lawrence Adjei
  8. Godwin Ablordey (C)
  9. Shilla Alhassan
  10. Nana Frimpong
  11. Frank Asowah

Substitutes

  1. Louis Quainoo (GK)
  2. Kwaku Kyere ‘Puma’
  3. Anas Mohammed
  4. Stephen Oduro
  5. Abedi Sarfo
  6. Patrick Duodu
  7. Angelo Dedon

Reserves

  1. Joe Okyere (Not in Jersey)
  2. Fuseini Adams (Not in Jersey)

Coach: Ernst Middendorf

127 People lost their lives after the game

FT: Hearts 2-1 Kotoko (Scorers: Ishmael Addo (2x) 77′ 81′ ; Lawrence Adjei 60′)

Centre Referee
Joseph Wilson Sey

Assistant Referees
F. B. Arthur – Line 1
M. D. Arthur – Line 2

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