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Former Ghana vice-president Mahama is dead

Published on: 16 November 2012

Ghana football has been thrown into deep sorrow after former Vice-President Alhaji Aliu Mahama died on Friday morning.

The founding father of Premier League side Real Tamale United, was pronounced dead at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

He was 66.

Mahama has become the second high profile personality to have died in a spate of five months after president John Evans Attah Mills passed away on July 24.

Rumuors of his death were rife in the media on Wednesday after it emerged he was on life support at the hospital for the past ten days but finally gave up the ghosts this morning.

The humble, gentle and affable Mahama was the Vice President for eight years under the erstwhile Kufuor administration.

Ghana President John Dramani Mahama has declared a state of rmourning in the wake of the disaster.

Government has confirmed the late vice-president will be buried at the Military Cemetary in Osu, Accra on Saturday November 17 after a short Islamic rituals at the State House.

Mahama was a football man through and through, having worked untiringly to form Tamale-based Real Tamale United.

May his soul rest in perfect peace!!


  • abdulfatawu mohammed says:
    November 17, 2012 06:15 am
    may soul rest peace and prefects on him ameen
  • selfmade says:
    November 16, 2012 04:48 pm
    Am soo sad because i always admired him a lot! He has such a calm and gentle personality and am totally shocked and sad!!! The good died young but i definitely know he has left a good legacy and for that we have to celebrate him!! Adios mr vice president and we know u wrote your name in pure gold!!! Rest in perfect peace the gentle one!! Viva the revolutioncioo!!!
  • Thegreatest says:
    November 16, 2012 03:58 pm
    Mosquito should have died
  • david says:
    November 16, 2012 03:23 pm
    what a sad day, a great lost to ghanian, may he soul rest in peace
  • Floating voter says:
    November 16, 2012 02:42 pm
  • kawanopaado says:
    November 16, 2012 03:00 pm
    Floating Voters or whatever you call yourself….you are the world's greatest proof of empty head of our lifetime. What is the sports about this clip? You are just blockheaded. You are just an idiot and talk like an idiot. Indeed, you're much worse than a bitch, please use a condom because world doesn't need another you, period.
  • nana says:
    November 16, 2012 02:23 pm
    I wonder why pple come here to insult This site is for soccer and other games Yet some pple with funny names Come here with no aim I want to plead When you come here to read Don't make comments that breed Any tribal,ethnic,racial or national sentiments For we are only but an element Of this life Only the best for GH Soccer we shd strive To achieve that common goal Please don't insult
  • Papa Nkrumah says:
    November 16, 2012 01:37 pm
    So many top personalities in Ghana dying like that is really sad. President Mills, Jordan Anagbla and now Aliu Mahama -- all sporting personalities. Lets win the CAN for them!
  • Kpogas says:
    November 16, 2012 12:51 pm
    Oh a calmly man like this is dead! Well, May His soul rest in perfect peace.
  • alex says:
    November 16, 2012 01:14 pm
    so sad may his soul rest in perfect peace.
  • oti-asirifi says:
    November 16, 2012 12:37 pm
    GSN...Great journalistic foresight. An intelligent way of connecting politics to sports. He is a national figure too though. But it is a sad news. Allah, give him peace