Former National Physical Education Coordinator of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Bernard Annan has died aged 61. The unfortunate incident happened at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi on February 10.
His demise comes on the back of a protracted illness which prevented him from making an appearance during the official launch of the 2015 Sprite Ball Championship; a competition he is synonymous with.
Top Ghanaian basketball organization Rite Sports Limited Chief Executive Officer Yaw Sakyi Afari, was in shock following news of the former coordinator’s departure.
In an interview with Basketballghana.com, he said:
“He was a very good friend who played a key role in the success story of of Sprite Ball and we worked with him for six years. He coordinated Sprite Ball activities in the regions as well as the finals in Accra.”
“Coca-Cola and Rite Sports are saddened by his departure and we offer our deepest condolences to his family.”
The Sprite Ball Championship is an annual inter-High Schools basketball tournament High that has unearthed talents in Ghana since its inception in January 2007. The competition is headlined by Sprite, a related brand of the Coca-Cola Company.