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Ghanaian Football legend CK Gyamfi goes home

Ghanaian Football legend CK Gyamfi goes home


The final funeral rites for the man who won three of Ghana’s four African Cup of Nations titles, Charles Kumi Gyamfi, is taking place this weekend.

In the Ghanaian capital, Accra Friday morning, a laying-in-state ceremony was held ahead of other planned activities for Gyamfi who died on September 2 this year.

High-powered Ghanaian football officials paid their last respects to Gyamfi, who won the Cup of Nations as coach in 1963, 1965 and 1982.

A dedicated African football name with several awards to his name, Gyamfi played for three of Ghana’s most adored traditional clubs; Accra Hearts of Oak (1956-1960), Ebusua Dwarfs (1948-49) and Kumasi Asante Kotoko (1949 to 1954).

Gyamfi was the first African player to play in Germany, when he joined Fortuna Dusseldorf in 1960, and he also captained the Black Stars.

Gyamfi left behind a wife and eight children.