Former Togo keeper to be given ‘hero’s burial’
Togo’s interior minister says former national team goalkeeper
Charles Balogou and the five other victims of Saturday’s bus crash
will be given a ”heroes’ burial.”
During a visit to the families of the dead, interior minister
and government spokesman Pascal Bodjona said Monday the six people
were ”martyrs of Togolese football.” A date for the burials is
yet to be announced.
The bus carrying players and officials of topflight club Etoile
Filante crashed on the way to a league game. It reportedly rolled
several times before plunging into a ravine and catching fire.
Ten players who sustained burns were released from Lome Central
Hospital on Monday. Goalkeeper Mama Souleyman said, ”We are
relieved to have escaped death but we are saddened by the loss of