Today (Wednesday, May 9, 2018) marks exactly 17 years since the gory Accra Sports Stadium football disaster occurred.
On this day, 127 fans lost their lives (and many others injured) at the Accra Sports Stadium, in what was the second biggest stadium tragedy in football history.
Many Ghanaian Twitter users took to the micro-blogging site to share their memories and commiserated with the victims’ families.
Here are some of the tweets;
On this day 17 years ago, 127 fans lost their lives (and many others injured) at the Accra Sports Stadium, in what was the second biggest stadium tragedy in football history. May all departed souls continue to rest in peace 🙏🏾 #May9 #NeverAgain pic.twitter.com/mnfeQDmltK
— Fiifi Anaman (@fiifianaman) May 9, 2018
— Phobians (@HeartsOfOakGH) May 9, 2018
— Lexis (@niilexis) May 9, 2018
17 years after the stadium disaster, I cornered the referee who officiated the game, Jacob Wilson Sey for an exclusive interview for @tv3_ghana. Airs at 7pm tomorrow. #NeverAgain #3Sports pic.twitter.com/bc9tqJlsbw
— Kawawa (@theyawofosu) May 8, 2018
Always a day for deep reflection.
— Michael Oti Adjei (@OtiAdjei) May 9, 2018
📅 9th May📍🙏😭
May that which …
Bind us together as ONE
Draw out our PASSION into JOY
Cause us LAUGHTER
Pull us APART
KILL our dreams
Draw our SORROWS
— Asante Kotoko S.C (@AsanteKotoko_SC) May 9, 2018
— Veronica Commey (@VeronicaCommey) May 9, 2018
“..The pain comes from knowing we can never be so ignorant again. It comes from knowing we can never be children again. Losing innocence. Remembering heaven. That was the essence of hell” May the departed souls on MAY 9 continue to rest in peace. ADUANA! OGYA!! #NeverAgain 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/QjJQ0Lasnk
— #2016/17LeagueChamps (@AduanaStarsFc) May 9, 2018
— Inter Allies FC (@InterAlliesFC) May 9, 2018
— Startimes Ghana (@startimesghana) May 9, 2018
— LibertyProf FC (@LibertyProfFC) May 9, 2018
— Ataankpa™ 🇬🇭🌏 (@DJNiiwayne) May 9, 2018