No Ambulance on site as Referees Boss Dies after Collapsing at Ho Stadium

Known popularly as PNT Lomotey, the police inspector and a retired referee, was watching the finals of the Volta FA Division Two middle league between Home Stars FC and Inter Allies FC when he collapsed at the VIP stand.

The response to the emergency was however observed to be haphazard by this reporter, as there was no ambulance on site to attend to the situation. This led to the use of crude means by early responders to resuscitate him. Some poured water on him, while others rubbed their hands on the head.

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It took some time for first aiders from the pitch side to arrive at the scene and convey the victim on a stretcher into a nearby police vehicle, which then rushed him to a hospital.

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Unfortunately, shortly after the match ended with Home Stars FC emerging as winners, news of his sudden demise reached the stadium, leaving many people distraught.

The deceased was an instructor at the Ho Regional Police Training School and also served as the Ho District Chairman of the Referees Association of Ghana.

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The incident has raised questions among some patrons about the emergency response arrangements at such sporting events, especially considering the large crowd attendance.



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