Former SABC football analyst Coudjoe Amankwaa passes on



South Africans mourn the passing of veteran Coudjoe Amankwaa who was popular known for his unmatched football analysis.

He worked for the South African Broadcasting Cooperation for many years.

According to recent reports, Amankwaa suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away on Friday after he was rushed to hospital.

The General Manager for SABC Sport, Gary Rathbone said: “I would like to pay tribute to a person who was not only extremely knowledgeable about football on our continent but who was courageous, never afraid to speak his mind and always warm-hearted and larger than life. Having known and worked with Coudjoe since the early 2000s, I considered him a friend as much as a colleague, and will miss his presence in our world of sport immensely”.

SAFA President, Dr. Danny Jordaan also paid his tribute to the late Amankwaa.

“This is one of the saddest days in the history of sports journalism. Coudjoe was one of the most amiable journalists around and had earned his stripes both as a print and broadcast journalist…I learnt of his passing on with disbelief. Life can be cruel,” Dr. Danny Jordaan on a statement.

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