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President Mills sends condolences to Ghana midfielder Anthony Annan

Published on: 04 February 2012

Ghana's president His Excellency John E.A. Mills has sent a message of condolence to Black Stars midfielder Anthony Annan at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations following the death of his mother.

The message was delivered by the country's sports minister Hon. Kofi Humado who travelled to Gabon on Saturday, where the Black Stars are based to deliver the message.

President Mills expressed his sadness at the death of Annan's mother, who passed away on Thursday.

Madam Sophia Sampson died in a hospital in Cape Coast, Ghana, after falling sick earlier in the day.

“It is a trying moment but we believe you can pull through," read the President's message which was delivered by Sports Minister, Hon. Kofi Humado.

"The whole of Ghana is solidly behind you and though it is a difficult time having lost a treasured one, be rest assured that, you have a whole nation you can lean on.

“Our thoughts and sympathy are with you at this time of sadness.”

President Mills also urged the other players on the team to be with him and cheer him up as he goes through this hard time.

Ghana will wear black armbands in the quarter-final match against Tunisia in Franceville in memory of the passing Annan's mother.


  • LOLvfunny says:
    February 04, 2012 09:31 pm
    May her soul rest in peace. Thanks Mr. President
  • Cheku says:
    February 04, 2012 09:40 pm
    Gargantuan thanks Mr. President(I got this word from Ghana news and I like it). African presidents are very good when it comes to situation like this.
  • Agazi says:
    February 04, 2012 10:13 pm
    Oh may her soul Rest In Perfect Peace,we're all with u Annan, forward ever backwards never.Thanks mr president but the winning bonus is too much
  • Cheku says:
    February 05, 2012 01:48 am
    Please forgive Cheku of say Kumasi people are racist. It was information someone told me. I was trying to ask not accuse. I am sorry for anyone I offended. Thank you
  • O.b says:
    February 05, 2012 05:38 am
    Sorry 4 urself Cheku!cheku!! Cheku!!! How many must u be warned?
  • Newtonk says:
    February 05, 2012 11:22 am
    May her soul rest in peace
  • Verony says:
    February 05, 2012 12:02 pm
    May her soul rest in perfect peace nd 2 Annan be strong the Lord is with u. Stay bless
  • zapx says:
    February 05, 2012 12:08 pm
    we re behind u Annan
  • Perry says:
    February 05, 2012 04:06 pm
    Sad news but it is part of life. Never forget the entire country Ghana is behind you. May her soul rest in peace. Thank you Mr president
  • Oscar says:
    February 05, 2012 08:50 pm
    May her soul R.I.P.P amen bt 2 mr president thanks alot 4 dat
  • cartoon says:
    February 05, 2012 08:59 pm
    thanks mr president
  • cartoon says:
    February 05, 2012 09:01 pm
    may her soul rest in peace