Although he could not personally make the trip down from Italy, Kelvin Prince Boateng sent representatives from Accra to make a donation on his behalf.

“We are here to share in your pain, so that you do not carry it all alone,” said Fiifi Parker Hanson, who represented the player.

Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the area, Solomon Kesse, and a representative of the chief of the area.

Each of the eight bereaved families received GHS 2,000 from the Italy-based footballer, who has also pledged to do more for the surviving boys.

“When we heard that Boateng had promised to do this, we taught it was just one of those things, so we were so happy when the call came that we should assemble the families for this occasion. It means a lot,” said Nana Osei Bediako, who represented Nana Wiafe Akenten III.