Photos: Sports fraternity pays last respect as Christopher Opoku goes home

Photos: Sports fraternity pays last respect as Christopher Opoku goes home

- The remains of the late sports broadcaster, Christopher Opoku arrived in his home country last Sunday from the UK where he died

- Aside his work as a sports broadcaster, he had a strong passion for music

The sports fraternity joined hundreds of Ghanaians to bid farewell to the late Christopher Opoku as his final burial rites were held in Kumasi.

The ace broadcaster gave up the ghost in May while in London after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Sports fraternity pays last respect as Christopher Opoku goes home

Ace Sports journalist Christopher Opoku goes home. Credit: Citi FM

Christopher Opoku was one of the most respected journalists in Ghana, having worked in the media domain for over 15 years.

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His dedication and professionalism led him to some of the most prestigious media houses in the country, including notable stints with Citi FM, Asempa FM and Metro TV.

He was also a regular feature on the Friday Night Show on GTV Sports Plus before his demise.

On Saturday, July 15, 2017, scores of Ghanaians, including family and friends, gathered in Kumasi to pay their last respect to the sports journalist at a ceremony held on the campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Colleagues from the sports fraternity, Karl Tuffuor, Sammy Bartels, Veronica Commey, Gary Al-Smith, Nathan Quao among others, were also present to bid farewell to Christopher Opoku at his burial ceremony.

Sports fraternity pays last respect as Christopher Opoku goes home

Family of Chris reading their tribute

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Reading her tribute, Christopher's wife, Vivian Opoku, amid tears, described her late husband as "the complete, total package meant for me", adding that he "meant more to me than words would ever explain."

Christopher Opoku died at a hospital in London after losing the battle against cancer.

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Sports fraternity pays last respect as Christopher Opoku goes home

Christopher Opoku goes home today

The man who was popularly referred to as ' Christopher Columbus' left behind a wife and three children.

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