Soccer News of Thursday, 18 June 2015
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has paid tribute to late Black Stars striker, George Arthur who died on Sunday 14th June, 2015.
The former BA United and Asante Kotoko forward died at the Sunyani Government hospital after he reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest.
“King George, as he was affectionately called, will be missed across the game. He was well known for his humility and exceptional football skills.”
“He has been a true inspiration to many in the football family and will be remembered for his exemplary character, sense of humour and knowledge about the game of football”, the GFA said in a tribute to the ex-Ghana international on Wednesday.
King George Arthur played for BA United before joining Kumasi Asante Kotoko in the 1980’s and he is remembered for scoring a double in a Ghana Premier League match between Kotoko and rivals Hearts of Oak at the Accra Sports Stadium in 1987.
He also played for Egyptian club side Al Ahly and was a member of the Black Stars team in the late 80’s.
After retirement, he went into football administration when he became the CEO of his former side , BA United.
“The GFA is saddened by this great loss and extends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends.”
The one week commemoration will be held on Sunday 21st June 2015 at the Presbyterian School Park Fiapre-Sunyani.
May his soul rest in peace.