The final funeral rites and burial of the vice president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Jordan Anagblah attracted all who matter in Ghana football to the State House last Saturday.
From the Minister of Youth and Sports Hon Clement Kofi Humado, president of the FA Kwesi Nyantakyi, the Executive Committee of the FA, through Black Stars players, coaches, referees, supporters groups, team managers to colts players, all were there to witness the high profile funeral.
Countless tributes from family members, the Ministry, GFA, and the Greater Accra Regional Football Association (RFA) were read as a result of the deceasedâ€™s instrumental role in the development and promotion of football in the country.
So were the number of wreathes laid at the Osu Cemetery where he was laid to rest amid tears from the large mourners.
And in recognition of his contribution to soccer, the Ministry of Youth and Sports has set up a GHÂ˘10,000 Educational Fund for the deceasedâ€™s children.
Anagblah, Satellites Management Committee chairman, guided the team to a historic West Africa, Africa and World Cup feats in 2009.
The RFA chairman had battled illness after returning from the last Nations Cup in Gabon/Equatorial Guinea and gave up the ghost a few weeks ago at the Trust Hospital in Osu, Accra.
He was 55.
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum