Ghana Football Association President, Mr. Kurt E.S. Okraku on Sunday led a delegation from the Association to pay tribute to Black Stars Management Committee member Abdul Fataw Alhassan ( Jones Abu), who passed away on August 11, 2021 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
The former Board Member of RTU died in the Ivorian Capital after a short illness. He was 70.
Mr. Jones Abu Alhassan, who was the CEO of Tamale City Football Club in the Northern Regional capital, served in various capacities in Ghana Football for many years.
Speaking after the burial ceremony, Mr. Kurt Okraku said “It’s a desperately sad loss for Ghana football family. We are all saddened by the demise of Jones Abu and as a matter of fact very difficult to come to terms with”.
“He was a very intelligent person – a deep thinker. For someone like Jones to have served Ghana Football for all his life, he had a big impact in the game.
“He brought tremendous experience to the GFA after many years of work and many will remember him for his role in this current administration”.
“As a member of the Black Stars Management Committee, he’s worked very closely with some of us. He was an inspiration to us all in football and a very big loss for Ghana football”.
The final rights of the late Jones Abu Alhassan was performed today in Tamale and graced by football administrators across the country.
By: Sey Mubarick