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Former Ghana FA Boss Ben Koufie has passed on at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness, Desiderata News can confirm. He died at 84.
The former Black Stars coach was reported sick on Sunday afternoon and was subsequently rushed to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. Details of his sickness have not been given but close family sources say he had been sick for some time.
Koufie 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 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 was the Technical Advisor to 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: Sheikh Tophic Sienu