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18.12.2015 Sports News

Burial service held for the late C.K. Gyamfi

By GNA
Burial service held for the late C.K. Gyamfi
LISTEN DEC 18, 2015

Accra, Dec. 17, GNA - A solemn burial service for football legend, the late Charles Kumi Gyamfi, was on Friday, December 17, held at the Banquet Hall, State House, Accra.

The burial service was hugely attended by, former and present Ministers of State, and members of the football fraternity.

The former player and coach of the Black Stars who led Ghana to win three Africa Cup of Nations will however be laid to rest on Saturday, December 19, at his village, Okurase, near Koforidua in the Eastern Region.

Among the officials who attended the ceremony were, Dr. Mustapha Ahmed, Minister of Youth and Sports, Vincent Oppong Asamaoah, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, former Ministers of Youth of Sports and Mr Enoch Teye Mensah.

Others were Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi - President of the GFA, Vice President of GFA, Mr. George Afriyie, Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Metropilitan Assembly (AMA), Mr. Oko Vanderpuje and former players such as Mohammed Polo, Osei Kofi, and Ibrahim Sunday.

Coach Emmanuel Kwesi Afranie, former coach of the Black Stars, extolled qualities of the football legend as a player and a coach.

"He was the one who nurtured all of us into great coaches and we owe him a lot in our chosen career." He noted.

C.K. Gyamfi, who led the Black Stars to the Africa Cup of Nations titles in 1963 and 1965, died at the Cocoa Clinic in Kaneshie on September 2 at the age of 85.

The former Hearts and Kotoko star, who was the Guantoahene of Benkum Division of the Akuapem Traditional Area, was the first Ghanaian to play in the German Bundesliga at Fortuna Dusseldorf.

GNA

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