Tributes continue to pour in for former World diplomat and Secretary-General of the United Nations Bumsumburu Kofi Annan who died on Saturday, August 18 at his residence in Bern, Switzerland after a short illness.
Footballers in Ghana and abroad has been paying tribute to the founder of the Kofi Annan Foundation. He died at the age of 80 and left behind three children,Kojo Annan, Ama Annan, Nina Cronstedt de Groot and a wife Nane Maria Annan.
Former FIFA Ballon d’Or and World Cup winner Ronaldinho ( Ronaldo de Assis Moreira), Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan, Kwadwo Asamoah, former Ghana U20 star David Atanga with other players and Ghanaian football clubs have paid tributes to the diplomatic titan.
Rest in Perfect Peace Sir , you will forever be remembered for your selfless leadership & service to humanity 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/RKZtO5DIrS
— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) August 18, 2018
He was an inspirational international diplomat with unique distinction. He will forever remain one of the greatest Africans of our time. My thoughts & prayers are with the family of Mr. Annan. #RIP #KofiAnnan pic.twitter.com/z0dgZC65i4
— Kwadwo Asamoah (@Asabob20) August 18, 2018
Vá em paz, Kofi Annan 🙏🏾 Um dos grandes líderes que tive a honra de conhecer. Você sempre estendeu a mão com compaixão e empatia para todos os povos. Que sirva de exemplo para todos os governantes. pic.twitter.com/eW3J2UBvnd
— Ronaldinho Gaúcho (@10Ronaldinho) August 19, 2018
A great man of knowledge and wisdom. May your soul rest in peace Mr. @KofiAnnan. You gave your all to Ghana, Africa and the World. #RIPKofiAnnan #kofiannanliveson #KofiAnnan #UnitedNations #Ghana #Africa pic.twitter.com/ky5xo0N4Tx
— ATANGA DAVID DOONA (@Atangadavid20) August 18, 2018
— Anthony Baffoe (@AnthonyBaffoe) August 18, 2018
RIP Kofi Annan. Truly and truly a national hero. A true son of Africa and Ghana 🇬🇭. A role model. An inspiration.
Rest Well Sir 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/C4RrJZIA9e
— PFAG (@PFAGofficial) August 18, 2018
He was a diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan was the UN were the co-recipients of the2001 Nobel Peace Prize.He was the founder and chairman of theKofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman ofThe Elders, an international organization founded byNelson Mandela.