Six of the players died instantly following the accident in the Ashanti Region and two more passed on by Saturday night in the hospital while the critically injured players were receiving treatment.
The accident occured after the driver lost control of his vehicle which then plunged into the Offinso River causing the death of the aspiring footballers.
The lifeless bodies were recovered from the river as people in the nearby towns rushed to the accident scene to offer their help.
The team that plays in the Colts League (the youth league in Ghana) was travelling from Afrancho, a suburb in Kumasi, but it is not clear what their mission was.
Others say the team was returning from a football competition while reports say they had travelled to register their players for the upcoming season.
The other four critically injured players are currently undergoing treatment at the Komfo Anokye Hospital in Kumasi.
Meanwhile, twenty-four (24) other kids are also receiving treatment at the St. Patrick Hospital in Offinso following the accident.
The news has thrown the entire nation especially the football fraternity in Ghana into a deep state of mourning as the deaths of the young souls has shaken followers of the game.
However, there is no much details as to how the bus involved in the crash, other than the driver lost control or failed his break which ended in this horrible situation.
It is unknown the number of kids on board in the bus.