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Tributes to legendary African football expert


THE African sports world is mourning the loss of one of its great, Cudjoe Amankwaa, who has passed on suddenly.

Amankwaa, who was born in Ghana and lived in South Africa, was widely respected as a journalist and a football analyst. 

His colleagues have paid warm and glowing tributes to Amankwaa, who, in his career worked for, among others, The Sowetan, the South African Broadcasting Corporation and Supersport.

Carol Tshabalala, a Supersport journalist and presenter, said it was an honour to work with Amankwaa. “Your enthusiasm for the African game, kindness, and positive spirit will forever be missed. Heartfelt condolences to the Amankwaa family,” she wrote on Twitter.

Vina Maphosa, the spokesperson of Kaizer Chiefs said: “Devastating news of the passing of the likeable humane Cudjoe Amankwaa – sorrowful indeed. Condolences to his family. Rest in peace, Mfundisi.”

Fellow analyst Christopher Bongo was devastated. “I write this with a heavy heart. Our friend, colleague, and fellow football lover Cudjoe Amankwaa has suddenly passed away. He was truly loved and was known as “Malume’. May his soul rest in eternal peace. I miss you already.”

Politician and football boss Panyaza Lesufi, the MEC of Education in Gauteng, South Africa, said: “Go well my good brother. We will miss you Our sincere condolences to your family and friends.”


By The African Mirror