Former chairman of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr. Ben Koufie has died aged 84.
Mr. Koufie who was successful as player, coach and administrator, died on Monday at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital after battling an illness, according to myjoyonline.
His 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.