Sources revealed to Citi Sports that Ben Koufie, aged 84, died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness.
The GFA confirmed his death via their official Twitter account on Monday evening.
The GFA regrets to announce the death of our former president, National team coach and ex player Mr Ben Koufie pic.twitter.com/zmz2gBF49d
— Ghana FA (@ghanafaofficial) July 4, 2016
Koufie started his career in football as a player for Cornerstones and Ebusua Dwarfs, before playing for the Black stars from 1957 to 1958.
Ben Koufie also coached the Black Stars and before managing the Zimbabwean national side from 1988 to 1992.
In Ghana, his coaching exploits led Asante Kotoko to the Africa Club Championship in 1971 and Great Olympics to the semi-finals a year later. He also had a stint with the then Akosombo Akotex.
He also worked for Ivorian team, Africa Sports. Ben Koufie became Chairman of the Ghana Football Association from 2001 to 2003.
Tributes have started pouring in from fans, players and football teams in the country for the man who did so much for the game in Ghana.
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