The football family in Ghana is in mourning mood following the passing away of the country’s former Football Association Chairman, Mr. Ben Koufie who passed away on Monday at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital after a battling illness.
The 84 year old until his death was widely acclaimed as a successful player, Coach and also an accomplished administrator.
While announcing the death of the Late Koufie, the Ghana FA said the Octogenarian will be sorely missed.
“The entire Ghana Football family will sorely miss Uncle Ben Koufie and his depth of knowledge in the game he so dearly loved. RIP Uncle Ben”
The entire Ghana Football family will sorely miss Uncle Ben Koufie and his depth of knowledge in the game he so dearly loved. RIP Uncle Ben
— Ghana FA (@ghanafaofficial) July 4, 2016
He played his club football for Kumasi Cornerstones and Ebusua Dwarfs and represented the Black Stars from 1957 to 1958.
After retiring as a player, Koufie became a coach of the Ghanaian national side, the Black Stars and managed Zimbabwe from 1988 to 1992.
His many accomplishments include leading Asante Kotoko to the Africa Club Championship in 1971.
Koufie moved on to become the Technical Advisor of the Zimbabwe Football Association from 1981 to 1982, Technical Director of the Botswana Football Association from 1992 to 2001, and President of the Ghana Football Association from 2001 to 2003 where he instituted a 5 year development plan.