The Ghanaian football space has been thrown into a state of mourning following the demise of one of the most experienced football administrators.
Alhaji Yakubu Moro, the owner and CEO of Berekum Arsenal passed on today, October 16, 2020, the club has confirmed.
The veteran football administrator reportedly died at the Accra Regional Hospital after a short illness.
In line with Islamic practice, Yakubu Moro will be buried today in the Eastern Region.
But before the lifeless body of one of Ghana football’s loyal servants is placed in a coffin, the industry which he dearly served is celebrating him.
Led by the Ghana Football Association, clubs, sports journalists and fellow administrators are paying glowing tributes to him.
His remarkable contribution which saw him produce John Paintsil and other national is being recognised on the day of his death.
Under his watch, Berekum Arsenal rose from a division one to Premier League status and qualified for the CAF Confederation Cup in 2006.
Below are some of the tributes
It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely death of the Founder and long-standing Club President of @BerekumArsenal Alhaji Yakubu Moro.— Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) October 16, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and the entire Berekum Arsenal Family. Rest In Peace Alhaji ????????????
We are saddened by the news of painful demise of Alhaji Yakubu Moro.— Asante Kotoko SC (@AsanteKotoko_SC) October 16, 2020
Alhaji until his demise was the President of Berekum Arsenal FC and an iconic figure in Ghana Football.
Sir , May Allah grant you rest and everlasting peace. ????????#AKSC #KotokoCares pic.twitter.com/bPvrqBIkK6
We are saddened by the demise of the founder and President of Berekum Arsenal, Alhaji Yakubu Moro.— Ashantigold SC (@AshantiGoldSC_) October 16, 2020
All of us at Ashantigold SC commiserates with his family, the club and the football fraternity. #MHSRIP
We are saddened to learn of the untimely demise of @BerekumArsenal President Alhaji Yakubu Moro.— Medeama SC (@MedeamaSC) October 16, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the club and the bereaved family.
It's indeed a sad day for Ghana football. pic.twitter.com/eoJoXvLqHV
Our heart felt condolences to the family of the late Alhaji Yakubu Moro and Berekum Arsenal Football club. #May Allah have mercy on him ??????.#Stay safe from COVID-19. #Together we will win ????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/ePE8XnQW5q— TECHIMAN ELEVEN WONDERS FC (@Txiwonders) October 16, 2020
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We are collectively saddened by the unbearable news of the departure of the owner of Berekum Arsenal Alhaji Yakubu Moro.— PLANNERS ATHELTIC CLUB (@PlannersAC)
Our hearts and thoughts are with the entire Berekum Arsenal fraternity.#RIPYakubuMoro pic.twitter.com/QkKmvFzRqv
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the owner and founder of @BerekumArsenal Alhaji Yakubu Moro who died few hours ago at the Ridge Hospital after short illness— Tema Youth SC (@youth_tema) October 16, 2020
May God give him an eternal rest???? pic.twitter.com/LWueWg1N7f
We are deeply sadden to hear the passing of Bankroller and President of Berekum Arsenal Alhaji Yakubu Moro.— King Faisal Football Club (@Kingfaisalfcgh) October 16, 2020
Our condolences to his family and the members of Berekum Arsenal team.
May Allah grant him Jannatul Firdaus ????????
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