Ghanaian clubs mourn the death of Berekum Arsenal’s Alhaji Moro
The Ghana Football Association has led tributes following the death of owner Berekum Arsenal, Alhaji Yakubu Moro.
The GFA was joined in the tributes by several Ghanaian clubs who have expressed their condolence to the family of the late football administrator and bankroller of the Division One club
Alhaji Moro was confirmed dead on Thursday night after battling a short illness.
Report says the renowned and outspoken football administrator had not been well for some weeks and had been receiving treatment at the Accra Regional Hospital.
As per Islamic practice, Alhaji Moro will be buried Friday, October 16.
His club Berekum Arsenal Berekum Arsenal earned a promotion to the Ghana Premier League in 2000 and stayed on until 2013 where they got relegated.
In 2006, the Berekum club qualified for the CAF Confederation Cup but were eliminated in the second round by Angolan giants Petro Atletico.
It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely death of the Founder and long-standing Club President of @BerekumArsenal Alhaji Yakubu Moro.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and the entire Berekum Arsenal Family. Rest In Peace Alhaji 😔🙏🏾
— Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) October 16, 2020
We are saddened by the news of painful demise of Alhaji Yakubu Moro.
Alhaji until his demise was the President of Berekum Arsenal FC and an iconic figure in Ghana Football.
— Asante Kotoko SC (@AsanteKotoko_SC) October 16, 2020
We are saddened by the demise of the founder and President of Berekum Arsenal, Alhaji Yakubu Moro.
All of us at Ashantigold SC commiserates with his family, the club and the football fraternity. #MHSRIP
— Ashantigold SC (@AshantiGoldSC_) October 16, 2020
We are saddened to learn of the untimely demise of @BerekumArsenal President Alhaji Yakubu Moro.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the club and the bereaved family.
It's indeed a sad day for Ghana football. pic.twitter.com/eoJoXvLqHV
— Medeama SC (@MedeamaSC) October 16, 2020
Our heart felt condolences to the family of the late Alhaji Yakubu Moro and Berekum Arsenal Football club. #May Allah have mercy on him ❤🖤❤.#Stay safe from COVID-19. #Together we will win ❤💚🤍💯💯💯💯 pic.twitter.com/ePE8XnQW5q
— TECHIMAN ELEVEN WONDERS FC (@Txiwonders) October 16, 2020
We are collectively saddened by the unbearable news of the departure of the owner of Berekum Arsenal Alhaji Yakubu Moro.
— PLANNERS ATHELTIC CLUB (@PlannersAC) October 16, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the owner and founder of @BerekumArsenal Alhaji Yakubu Moro who died few hours ago at the Ridge Hospital after short illness
May God give him an eternal rest😭 pic.twitter.com/LWueWg1N7f
— Tema Youth SC (@youth_tema) October 16, 2020
We are deeply sadden to hear the passing of Bankroller and President of Berekum Arsenal Alhaji Yakubu Moro.
Our condolences to his family and the members of Berekum Arsenal team.
May Allah grant him Jannatul Firdaus 🙏🙏
— King Faisal Football Club (@Kingfaisalfcgh) October 16, 2020