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07.03.2002 Sports News

Sports Council pays tribute to Kwasi Kumah

By gna
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Veteran sports administrator, Mr Kwasi Kumah, is reported dead at Ho. Kumah was a one time Volta Region representative on the Central Organisation of Sports (COS) during the Ohene Djan and Francis Selormey era as directors of sports.

Mr Kumah who was 73 years old would be buried on Saturday, March 9 at Klefe near Ho. A tribute to his memory by the National Sports Council released to the press on Tuesday said at his age one is tempted to see nothing unexpected about the death of Mr Kwasi Kumah in modern times since he has after all clocked the Biblical three scores and ten years.

"However to those of us at the NSC headquarters in Accra, the death of Mr Kumah is a shattering blow because our current restructuring involves the mobilisation of old tested hands in sports administration in the country.

Until his death the name Kwasi Kumah has featured constantly in recommendation among sources of counselling based on past experience. If therefore there is one single death that merit the description of irreplaceable in our unique world of sports administration, with football bias in the Volta Region, Mr Kumah is the one".

The tribute also said Mr Kumah was one man whose involvement in sports administration began before Ghana achieved political independence. He operated in all administrations, whether he shared political views of the government of the day or not. Thus he was always in the thick of affairs and emerged with credit during the nearly over four decades that he dabbled in sports administration.

Mr Kumah rose from a humble supporter of a colts clubs to be the founding member of two great premier league clubs and also to become vice chairman of the executive of the National Football Association. Mr Kumah who was a strong pillar behind the formation of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) had the late H.P Nyamitei, S.K Manu and Lawton Ackah-Yensu as his peers.

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