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!!