Ben Koufie goes home

Thousands of people from far and near turned up at the weekend to bid final farewell to the former chairman of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Ben Koufie, in Cape Coast.

The people included eminent football and sports administrators, ex-national football stars and members of the GFA.

The late Koufie played his club football for Cape Coast Vipers and Kumasi Evergreens and his hard work earned him a call-up into the Black Stars in 1957.

He coached the Black Stars, Great Olympics, Akotex, African Sports and  the Zimbabwean national team.

He was the head coach of the Stars when Ghana finished runners-up in the 1970 Africa Cup of Nations.

During his tenure as GFA boss, he developed a five-year plan that emphasised on youth development which helped with developing players for Ghana’s qualification to its first ever FIFA World Cup appearance.

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