Ben Koufie dies aged 84


89922145Former chairman of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr. Ben Koufie has passed on today at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital after battling illness.

The 84-year-old enjoyed a successful career both as a player and an administrator.

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.

He 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.