Deceased Ghana legend CK Gyamfi laid in state

Top Ghanaian football officials have been paying glowing tribute to deceased legend CK Gyamfi, who has been laid in state ahead of his burial on Saturday.

Several top officials including football administrators, politicians, academia, family and friends paid their last respect to the legendary Ghanaian coach at the State Banquet Hall in the country’s capital, Accra on Friday.

Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi and his lieutenant including George Afriyie, Ibrahim Sannie Daara amongst others attended the solemn event.

Former Ghana chairmen Dr Nyaho Tamakloe and Nana Sam Brew Butler as well as  ex-sports minister Enoch Teye Mensah, Accra Mayor Dr Alfred Oko Vanderpuiye and legend Mohammed Polo are some of the top dignitaries who graced the occasion.

The late CK Gyamfi will be buried at his hometown of Okorase on Saturday December 19.

Sunday December 20 will mark the Thanks-giving Service at the Rev. Joseph Thomas Clegg Memorial Methodist Church, Kaneshie, Accra.

The celebrated Ghana coach passed away on September 12, aged 86.

The revered Ghanaian has been given a state burial following his immense contribution to football for several years.

Gyamfi is credited for coaching Ghana to win the Africa Cup of Nations on three occasions- a feat which was later equaled by Egypt’s Hassan Shehata.

He was the first African player to play in Germany when he joined Fortuna Dusseldorf in 1960.

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