2001 May 9th saw a stadium disaster during a match between Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak..
During a match between the two most celebrated Ghanaian football clubs after Hearts was winning with a 2 – 1 lead against Kotoko, everything went wrong.
With the match nearing closure and with Kotoko fans dissatisfied with the officiating and losing started ripping chairs and throwing bottles unto the pitch.
Police present fired tear gas into the stands as an immediate response in hoping it’ll settle down the crowd but the exact opposite happened.
A chaos ensued, stampede occurred and the fans were in a death trap as the compromised Accra Sports Stadium built only had one exit, which wasn’t supposed to be so in the original blueprint of the stadium.
This is how Ghanaians online remembered the disaster with the #NeverAgain.
— Violent_Kisser😚😈 (@uhnkel_jhay) May 9, 2020
— Ropapa Mensah (@RopapaMensah) May 9, 2020
— Official Twiter Ambassador ™® (@RepUrJersey) May 9, 2020
Exactly 19 years ago, the worst stadium disaster in Africa saw 127 Ghanaian football fans die in a stampede caused by the firing of teargas by police following a decision by the referee in a crucial match between rivals Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko. #May9th #May9 #NeverAgain pic.twitter.com/e6SG8d0vMF
— Owuraku Ampofo (@_owurakuampofo) May 9, 2020
— KK Media (@kwesikanyeTV) May 9, 2020