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Former Ghana vice-president Mahama is dead

Former Ghana vice-president Aliu Mahama died on Friday at aged 66

Ghana football has been thrown into deep sorrow after former Vice-President Alhaji Aliu Mahama died on Friday morning.

The founding father of Premier League side Real Tamale United, was pronounced dead at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

He was 66.

Mahama has become the second high profile personality to have died in a spate of five months after president John Evans Attah Mills passed away on July 24.

Rumuors of his death were rife in the media on Wednesday after it emerged he was on life support at the hospital for the past ten days but finally gave up the ghosts this morning.

The humble, gentle and affable Mahama was the Vice President for eight years under the erstwhile Kufuor administration.

Ghana President John Dramani Mahama has declared a state of rmourning in the wake of the disaster.

Government has confirmed the late vice-president will be buried at the Military Cemetary in Osu, Accra on Saturday November 17 after a short Islamic rituals at the State House.

Mahama was a football man through and through, having worked untiringly to form Tamale-based Real Tamale United.

May his soul rest in perfect peace!!

READERS COMMENTS

  1. oti-asirifi says:

    GSN…Great journalistic foresight. An intelligent way of connecting politics to sports. He is a national figure too though. But it is a sad news. Allah, give him peace

  2. Kpogas says:

    Oh a calmly man like this is dead! Well, May His soul rest in perfect peace.

  3. so sad may his soul rest in perfect peace.

  4. Papa Nkrumah says:

    So many top personalities in Ghana dying like that is really sad. President Mills, Jordan Anagbla and now Aliu Mahama — all sporting personalities. Lets win the CAN for them!

  5. nana says:

    I wonder why pple come here to insult
    This site is for soccer and other games
    Yet some pple with funny names
    Come here with no aim
    I want to plead
    When you come here to read
    Don’t make comments that breed
    Any tribal,ethnic,racial or national sentiments
    For we are only but an element
    Of this life
    Only the best for GH Soccer we shd strive
    To achieve that common goal
    Please don’t insult

  6. david says:

    what a sad day, a great lost to ghanian, may he soul rest in peace

  7. selfmade says:

    Am soo sad because i always admired him a lot! He has such a calm and gentle personality and am totally shocked and sad!!! The good died young but i definitely know he has left a good legacy and for that we have to celebrate him!! Adios mr vice president and we know u wrote your name in pure gold!!! Rest in perfect peace the gentle one!! Viva the revolutioncioo!!!

  8. abdulfatawu mohammed says:

    may soul rest peace and prefects on him ameen