By Patrick Akoto
Ex-Hearts of Oak chief Harry Zakkour has paid a glowing tribute to the ex- president John Atta Mills who died on Tuesday in Accra.
The death of the 68-year-old Ghanaian leader has thrown the country into a state of despondency.
He battled illness for months.
He was a former president at local giants Hearts of Oak and played an influential role as the club won the 2000 Caf African Champions League crown.
Zakkur who worked with the late president during his tenure at the club has joined a tall list of individuals and organization that have paid glowing tribute to the man who contributed immensely to the development of sports and football in particular.
“I have lost a friend and a dear brother. I worked closely with him at Hearts of Oak and I must say that the love he had for the club was unrivalled,” Zakkour told Accra-based Peace FM
“I knew him in the 80’s before he came to Hearts. He came to my Bus Stop restaurant and we became friends,”
“He was a good leader and did so much for this country. We cannot forget him today or tomorrow,”
“When he became the leader at Hearts, he gave up all his shares to the club. May his soul rest in perfect peace.”
He served on various committees at the Ghana Football Association including serving as the Black Stars management committee chairman.