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Feb 17, 2011 | Obituaries

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.


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