GFA mourns the passing of C.K. Gyamfi

2630696609047_3058774377943The Ghana Football Association has expressed its grief at the passing of former Black Stars player and coach C.K. Gyamfi who died this morning at the Cocoa Clinic at age 86.

Gyamfi played for the Black Stars and also featured for clubs such as Accra Great Argonauts, Koforidua Sailors Football Club, Accra Standfast, Cape Coast Mysterious Dwarfs Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak.

He was also the first Ghanaian to play for a European club when he joined German side Fortuna Dusseldorf where earned the nickname “Tunda Vita” or Thunder Weather due to his shooting ability.

The GFA stated its sadness via its Twitter handle on Wednesday:

The FA added that it wished to “extend deepest condolences to the family of CK Gyamfi and most importantly to his wife, children, friends and loved ones.”Gyamfi coached Ghana to win the 1963, 1965  and 1982 African Nations Cup tournaments to become the first coach with the tournament three times before being joined by Egypt’s Hassanm Shehatta in that category.

Gyamfi also had coaching stints in Kenya with Leopards and Somalia with Municipal Club and the country’s U-21 team.

He was enstooled as a chief in his hometown of Okorasi as Nana Kumi Gyamfi in 1999. He also had the national sports college in Winneba named after him for his contribution to football development in Ghana.