Tributes Pour in for Ghana U-23 Coach Yusif Abubakar

Tributes Pour in for Ghana U-23 Coach Yusif Abubakar

Tributes have begun pouring in for former Hearts of Oak coach Yusif Abubakar who died of a short illness in Accra on Tuesday, having only recently been appointed as coach of Ghana's national under-23 team.

“Everyone at Hearts of Oak is saddened to hear of the passing of our former coach,” Hearts of Oak said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this very grievous moment as they mourn their departed.”

Former African champions Hearts of Oak were one of the numerous local clubs Abubakar managed in his career.

Others included Medeama, Berekum Chelsea and Aduana Stars with whom he won the Ghana Premier League in the 2016/2017 season.

“We are saddened and shocked by the untimely death of former coach Yusif Abubakar. Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. May he find peace with his maker Allah!” Medeama tweeted, one of many clubs to pay tribute to their former coach.

“We are saddened by the demise of the former head coach of Aduana Stars, Yusif Abubakar. Our deepest condolence to the family through this hard time. May Allah grant him peace. RIP, the Ghana Premier League said.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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