Ben Koufie, Ghanaian football player, manager and administrator, Died at 84


Ben Koufie was born on June 5, 1932, and died on July 4, 2016.

He was a Ghanaian football player, coach and administrator.

He played club football for Cornerstones and Ebusua Dwarfs, and represented the national side from 1957 to 1958.

Following his retirment as a player, he became a coach of the Ghanaian national side, and managed Zimbabwe from 1988 to 1992.

In 1971, Ben Koufie led Ghanaian club Asante Kotoko to the Africa Club Championship in 1971, and Great Olympics to the semi-finals a year later.

Ben Koufie also coached Ivorian team Africa Sports, and in Ghana with Akosombo Akotex.

He was the Technical Advisor to 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.

He died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra from an undisclosed illness.

Ben Koufie passed away at 84 years old.