The final funeral rites for Ghana’s legend Charles Kumi Gyamfi is underway having already been laid in state at the State Banquet Hall in Accra on Friday, 18 December. He is expected to be buried today, at Okorase, in the Eastern Region.
There were thousands of Ghanaian and other dignitaries led by top football officials who paid glowing tribute to the legendary Ghanaian coach.
Accra Mayor, Dr Alfred Oko Vanderpuiye, ex-sports minister Enoch Teye Mensah, former FA capos, Dr Nyaho Tamakloe and Nana Sam Brew Butler, were all there to pay their last respect to C.K. Other dignitaries were led by current FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi and his lieutenant, George Afriyie, Ibrahim Sannie Daara amongst others to grace the solemn occasion.
The revered Ghanaian coach who is also credited with being the first African to play in the German league with Fortuna Dusseldorf, passed away on September 12, at age 86.
Gyamfi is credited for coaching Ghana to win the Africa Cup of Nations on three occasions, a feat which was later equaled by Egypt's Hassan Shehata.
Sunday, December 20, will mark the Thanksgiving Service at the Rev Joseph Thomas Clegg Memorial Methodist Church, Kaneshie in Accra.