CAF’s Hayatou Mourns With Ghana Following Death of Referee

CAF President Issa Hayatou has extended his condolence to the Ghana football family following the death of referee Kwame Andoh-Kyei.

The assistant referee died a few days after being physically assaulted by spectators during a second division match in the Western Region of Ghana.

Hayatou, in mourning with the country has described the incident that led to the death of the 21-year old Ghanaian class three referee as deeply saddening and regrettable.

In a message to Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi, Hayatou said: “I would like to express my deepest sympathy on hearing of the untimely death of referee Kwame Andoh-Kyei.

Personally, and on behalf of the CAF executive committee and the entire African football community, I should be grateful if you could extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and loved ones.

“I wish to underscore that any acts of violence and attacks have no place in football and must be condemned and dealt with in the strongest possible terms and that you will take all necessary steps to address issues surrounding this sad situation,” Hayatou said.