Referee Major Lamptey is dead
February 17, 2011
Accra, Feb. 17, GNA - Major George Lamptey, (rtd) one of Ghana's most accomplished referees is reported dead.
The former referee died at the 37 Military Hospital, Accra on Wednesday, February 16, after a short illness.
A press statement from the family said funeral arrangement will be announced in due course.
The late Major Lamptey was one-time Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) and Confederation of African Football (CAF) Referees' Instructor.
He was also a Member of the CAF Referees' Committee responsible for the appointment of referees and assistant referees for matches on the continent, a position he occupied for about 15 years.
Major Lamptey was also one time the Chairman of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) from 1975 to 1977.