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Ex- GFA Chairman Ben Koufie dies at 84

Former Ghana FA Boss Ben Koufie has died at the age of 84.

According to close sources, the former Black Stars coach was rushed to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Sunday after his health condition worsened.

‘Uncle Ben’ as he is affectionately called had been sick for some time and had been indoors at his Dansoman residence.

Football Career:

Koufie played club football for Cornerstones and Ebusua Dwarfs, and represented the national side from 1957 to 1958.

After retiring as a player, Koufie became a coach of the Ghanaian national side and managed Zimbabwe from 1988 to 1992.

He led Ghanaian club Asante Kotoko to the Africa Club Championship in 1971 and Great Olympics to the semi-finals a year later.

He also coached Ivorian team Africa Sports, and in Ghana handled Akosombo Akotex

Koufie was the Technical Adviser to the Zimbabwe Football Association from 1981 to 1982, Technical Director of the Botswana Football Association from 1992 to 2001, and Chairman of the Ghana Football Association fr…

Obrafour Admitted To The Hospital

Hiplife legend Obrafour has been quiet in the industry for sometime now.

According to sources, he has not been well for close to a month now.

Sarkodie in a Facebook post said he has been mute over the rapper’s sickness for long but his current state is not good so he needed to let the world know what was happening so they pray for him.

Speaking to a member of Obrafour’s management team, he confirmed the musician’s sickness.

He told that the Kwame Nkrumah rapper is currently admitted at the hospital.


13 burnt to death in Wenchi road crash

Thirteen people have been burnt to death in a gory accident at Wenchi.

The accident occurred Monday dawn.

Confirming the incident to Starr News, the Wenchi Police Commander, DSP Twum Barima said: “A Mini Ford bus travelling towards Techiman collided head on with an O.A branded bus from Kumasi this dawn. The bus caught fire and all passengers on board caught fire and burned beyond recognition".

The Police is currently at the scene in a bid to put the situation under control, while investigation into the incident is underway.


Mahama releases 896 prisoners

President John Dramani Mahama has granted amnesty to 896 prisoners in commemoration of the 56th Republican Anniversary of the Republic of Ghana, according to a statement from government.

The freed prisoners are in the following categories:

1. First Offenders – 813

2. Seriously ill – 16

3. Aged 70 years and above – 63

4. Special Case (Double Amputee) – 1

5. Death row commuted to Life Imprisonment – 3

The President has asked the prisoners to conduct themselves well as they return to society and avoid breaching the law again.

This comes after the President freed 900 prisoners in 2015 on similar grounds.

Article 72(1) of the constitution indicates that the President may in consultation with the Council of State grant a person convicted of an offence a pardon either free or subject to lawful conditions.


BNI to pick up Montie FM managers

The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) is likely to pick up some management members of Accra-based radio station Montie FM over some comments made by two journalists on that radio station.

The two journalists who were interrogated by the BNI on Sunday, threatened to assassinate some justices of the Supreme Court in a radio discussion.

Alistair Nelson, along with another panelist, Godwin Ako Gunn, allegedly threatened to “finish” the Supreme Court and High Court judges if they made any judgment against the Electoral Commission in the ongoing court case challenging the validity or otherwise of the voters’ register.

One of the panelists on the programme is reported to have said: “I know where the judges live in Accra, I can show you. I know their quarters, the Supreme Court judges. I also know the High Court judges. Yes, I’m telling you, God has a way to show…If they like, they should bring it on.

"It will start in their residences, I’m telling you, in their neighborho…