Ghana Basketball Referees Association Chairman Mr. Stephen Kofi Antwi has died at age 72. The unfortunate incident happened at his residence in Teshie, a suburb of Accra.
His death comes after a long battle with illness which prevented him from carrying out his duties as the referees’ chairman.
Renowned Ghanaian basketball organization Rite Sports Limited Chief Executive Officer, Yaw Sakyi Afari expressed his sadness on hearing the news.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com, the veteran hoops organizer lamented:
“We have lost yet another basketball asset. He was affable, hardworking and a team player. The referees Association has lost a gentle leader and we pray we find another leader to fill his big big shoes.”
His demise comes just weeks after former National Physical Education Coordinator of the Ghana Education Service, Bernice Annan passed away. He was 61.