The Ethiopian Airline Flight ET302 that lifted the Ghana football senior national team from Accra to Kenya last November has crashed, leaving no survivors, it has been confirmed.
The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were on flight ET302 from the Ethiopian capital to Nairobi in Kenya.
Flight ET302 transported coach Kwasi Appiah with his two assistants, Ibrahim Tanko and Maxwell Konadu, as well as technical coordinator Stephen Appiah, Goalkeepers trainer Richard Kingston and the other members, left Accra for Kenya on Monday evening.
The Black Stars pitched camp in Nairobi and was visited by President Akufo-Addo ahead of the Ethiopia game which Ghana won emphatically.
The crash happened at 08:44 local time, six minutes after the months-old Boeing 737 Max-8 took off.
The cause of the disaster is not yet clear. However, the pilot had reported difficulties and had asked to return to Addis Ababa, the airline said.
It said 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, eight Americans and seven British nationals were among the passengers.
By El Akyereko
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