The Ghanaian football fraternity will converge to bid farewell to one of nation’s most illustrious and decorated coaches, Herbert Obuobi Addo, who passed on at the 37 Military Hospital on March 24, 2017 after a short illness
The mortal remains of the late coach are expected to be laid in state at his residence, Addo Farms at Oyarifa in Accra, with burial service set to be held at the same venue.
The body of the late coach Addo, aged 66, will then be conveyed to the Methodist Church Cemetery in Aburi for internment.
A memorial and a thanksgiving service will continue on Sunday at the Aburi Methodist Church which would be followed by a family gathering at his residence.
The late coach Addo, also known as LAZOO, carved a niche for himself in Ghana football, considering the number of clubs he handled in the country coupled with his stints with senior national team, Black Stars.
He managed to coach 15 clubs in his glistering career winning the Ghana Premier League twice with Accra Hearts of Oak and for the first time with Aduana Stars. He also led the Black Stars to win the West African Football Union (WAFU) competition in 1982 and 1987 with Sekondi Hasaacas and Kumasi Cornerstone respectively.
Coach Herbert Addo also won the Ghana Premier League on five occasions with four different clubs, a historic feat that is yet to be broken.
Coach Addo is survived by widow, Mrs. Gifty Addo, and seven children.
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