Former GFA President Ben Koufie Dead

Reports reaching indicate that a Former President of the Ghana Football Association Mr. Ben Koufie  is dead.

The Former GFA is reported to have died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness.

The 84 years old  football administrator played club football for Cornerstones and Ebusua Dwarfs and represented the national side 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.

He led Ghanaian club Asante Kotoko to the Africa Club Championship in 1971, and Great Olympics to the semi-finals a year later.He also coached Ivorian team Africa Sports, and in Ghana with Akosombo Akotex.

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.

By: Ghana/