Famous Hearts of Oak supporter Kanawu is DEAD

Published on: 08 August 2013
Famous Hearts of Oak supporter Kanawu is DEAD
Hearts of Oak fans and Ghana football have lost an anchor. Photograph: Dada Oliseh

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

Kwaku Adusei Kanawu, the famous Hearts of Oak fan, has died in Kumasi after battling with illness, Ghanasoccernet.com can confirm. 

He passed away in Kumasi on Wednesday evening after four months of battle against typhoid fever.

Kanawu, known more commonly for his powerful yet humorous rhetorics made a name for himself as an avowed Phobian who lived and tormented Kotoko fans in Kumasi - where he stayed and died on Wednesday.

Hearts supporters wing in the Ashanti Region swarmed his residence in Kumasi after the news was announced while large numbers of Kotoko fans including Alhaji Ali Maradona, a staunch Kotoko fan, also paid visits to his residence in Kumasi and paid glowing tribute.

Kanawu appeared upright with his believes and supported the 2000 African champions religiously and with great relish.

Hearts fans
Hearts fans have lost a great member. Photograph: Dada Oliseh
He had a short spell with fellow Ghana Premier League side New Edubiase United last two seasons as deputy spokesperson but returned to Hearts last season.

Ghana football shall remember him for his influence on Hearts of Oak fans inducing them to attend games with his impressive verbal works about the Phobians even when things appear harder for the club.

Ghanasoccernet.com expresses the deepest of regrets for his death and join Ghana football in mourning a supporters' anchor.

Comments

  • sammer
    says: 6 years ago
    This man has done a lot for hearts of oak And Gh football in general. Kwabena Adusei a.k.a Kanawu may ???? gentle soul rest in perfect peace. #ripkanawu
  • Alfredo
    says: 6 years ago
    Kanawu was an embodiment & epitome of real support! I am yet to see anybody support a team like that with his whole body, spirit and soul! He's simply irreplaceable! May his soul rest in perfect PEACE!!!
  • OB
    says: 6 years ago
    May his soul rest in Perfect Peace!!!
  • Carbonite
    says: 6 years ago
    Kanawu oh what sad news. rest in perfect perfect perfect peace. I will forever remember the days, you, ali maradonna will battle your rhetorics on Fox sports. How I wish I were in Ghana now, rest in peace, Kanawu, rest in peace
  • Francis Obeng, Kumasi
    says: 6 years ago
    Oh oh Kwaku Adusei Kanawu....You will forever remain in our hearts. How can we replace you??? Hearts fans across the country and the world at large still love and cherish you so so much. Rest in the Bosom of the Almighty...Phobia will win the league to glorify you.
  • skilful
    says: 6 years ago
    I rememba him singin solo no ni o ehi afi n3 solo no no eho
  • illegal
    says: 6 years ago
    oh!!!oh!! am *dumbfounded*
  • selfmade
    says: 6 years ago
    Am speechless!!!! Damn!! Omg!! I love this guy!!! Condolence to his family and love ones!!!! Typhoid fever?? How can typhoid fever be a killer at this age of advanced medicine and technology?? My morning is already spoiled because of this bad news and i think is about time we become united as ghanaians and fight as ghanaians!!! Typhoid fever shouldn't be a killer in Ghana at this age!!! Rest in peace,mister and may GOD received u with an open hand!!!! Please GSN, put a better PICTURE of him because those u put are not clear!!!!!
  • selfmade
    says: 6 years ago
    GSN,put a better PICTURE of him!!!!!
  • kay
    says: 6 years ago
    I hope the journalist can do better by posting his photo for we those who don't know him by face can recognize him. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace
  • kovski
    says: 6 years ago
    GSN his name is Kwaku Adusei and not Kwabena Adusei....may he rest in peace!
  • benito
    says: 6 years ago
    I am shocked to the marrow. May u rest in the bossom of the almighty till we meet again
  • percy
    says: 6 years ago
    Omg.... Im dumbfounded. I jus luv this man. Its a big loss to the phobia fam. May he rest in peace
  • Olonka
    says: 6 years ago
    Ooooooh nooooooooo what a big loss and infact am speechless.So no more Ali Maradona and Kanawu on air again.We will forever miss the humour he attaches to his comments anytime he speaks.Ghana has indeed lost a great icon in football and may the good Lord grant him place in his bossom.aaaaaaaaaaaah whyyyyyyy!
  • ONIPANUA
    says: 6 years ago
    Wow, this world! My condolences to his family and football fraternity
  • truth
    says: 6 years ago
    Sad day for the Phobian family. I remember those days past in Kumasi, how this guy always rallied us all for matches against Kotoko.Listening to him daily aon Kessben and Hello FM became part of my daily routine The number of sucessive years we beat Kotoko in their own background was due to the huge psychological games this guy played on the Kotoko team and teaming supporters. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE!!!!! DAMIRIFA DUE
  • laryea odamtten-tema
    says: 6 years ago
    Hmmm, on behalf of greater accra rcc n Tema chapter 5, i send our Condolence to the family.
  • Anti-Sports Illiterate(rockeySports)
    says: 6 years ago
    Omg!!! Am speechless!!! This man was vibrant and hardworking* oooh oooh Y God! Hmmm God be with U! RIP.
  • pk
    says: 6 years ago
    RIP boss