President of the BFA, Tebogo Sebego
Monday Jul 11, 2016. 11:00
Botswana Football Association (BFA) President Tebogo Sebego has paid tribute to the late Ben Koufie who passed away last week.
Koufie, who was a former football player, coach and administrator, passed away at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in his home country Ghana from an undisclosed illness at the age of 84.
He had worked for the BFA as a technical director between 1992 and 2001. Upon his return to his home country he was elected Ghana Football Association (GFA) President.
“Ben Koufie is the father of modern football in Botswana," Sebego told local media.
"His legacy continues through those he trained, particularly referees and coaches. May his soul rest in peace."
Former Asante Kotoko and Africa Sports head coach Koufie trained Ghana's Black Stars and the Warriors of Zimbabwe during his coaching career.
He also played for the Black Stars in the late 1950's.