By Ameenu Shardow
A team of Hearts of Oak officials and supporters thronged the personal residence of deceased Ghana President John Atta-Mills to pay their last respect.
The team led by club Chief Executive Fred Crentsil, some Board Members and supporters arrived at the Regimanuel Residence of the late President on Monday afternoon to mourn with former First Lady Dr. Naadu Mills.
The late Atta-Mills was once chairman of the Phobians and CEO Fred Crentsil recounted some fond memories with the fallen professor.
“I remember he sometimes used his office for Hearts of Oak meetings where he acquitted himself with distinction,” he said.
“He was part of Hearts of Oak’s successful story though behind the scenes while he was Vice President when the club was crowned African champions in 2000.
“It was therefore only proper for us to come here to pay our respects and also to mourn with his family especially his wife Madam Naadu Mills.”
The whole nation was thrown into a state of mourning since news broke of the President’s death last Tuesday after being taken ill a few hours earlier.
The final funeral rights for the 68-year-old has been slated for the 8-10th August 2012.
Vice President John Mahama has since been sworn in as President until after the general elections on December 7.