Vibrant Kotoko supporters group KUM APEM extend heartfelt gesture towards dyed-in-the-wool fan who laid his life for the club and suffered paralysis during ASEC clash in 1992


Vibrant Asante Kotoko supporters group KUM APEM have extended towards a dyed-in-the-wool fan who laid his life for the club during a CAF interclub game with Ivorian giants ASEC Mimosa in 1992.

Kwame Arhin has been confined to wheel-chair after invading the pitch and getting rid of a charm the ASEC Mimosa goalkeeper had kept in the goalpost.

Kotoko had failed to break the deadlock of the game until Arhin showed such bravery. The singular opened the gates for the red-jerseyed Porcupine Warriors as they defeated the Ivorian side 2-0 to secure passage to the next stage of the competition.

Since that day, life had been bleak and without sunshine for ‘saviour’ Arhin as he has been left to his fate which is dealing with movement restrictions and little help from family and friends as well as the Kotoko fraternity.

28 years on, a group of supporters with some members who weren’t even born by then have shone light on the life of Kwame Arhin.

The vibrant WhatsApp group founded by Prince Osei Agyekum (Hon Prince) decided to extend their usual gesture Mr. Arhin after he called for support in an interview with Kumasi-based Light FM.

The members within a spate of a week were able to raise over GHS 5,000 which they used a portion of it to purchase items requested by Mr. Kwame Arhin.

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