Wilberforce Mfum: “Gyamfi is Ghana’s best coach in history”

first_imgFormer Black Stars forward Wilberforce Mfum has described the late Charles Kumi Gyamfi as the greatest coach in Ghana’s history.Gyamfi died on Wednesday at age 86 and he coached the Black Stars to win the 1963, 1965 and 1982 editions of the African Nations Cup to become the first man to achieve the feat on the continent.Mfum was Black Stars captain when Gyamfi handled the team in 1963 and 1965 and he said in an interview that he believed Gyamfi was the best there ever was.“I played under C.K. (as he was popularly called) when he coached us in the Black Stars in 1963 and 1965. We had met earlier in Kumasi  when he played for Kotoko and we worked in the Black Stars team.”Our relationship lasted for about 40 years. I can say he is the best coach so far in Ghana’s history. He took over the national team before 1963 when he came back from his coaching course in Germany and he led us to win the African Nations Cup.”Mfum, who played for Kotoko at the time of the 1963 African Nations Cup, shared his fondest memory of Gyamfi and said he wished his former coach were still alive. “He was a friend and a father to me and what I remember the most about him was when he was in charge of Black Stars in the 1963 African Nations Cup.”It was in that tournament that I scored my famous goal against Tunisia that tore the net (Ghana drew that match 1-1). I am really sad he has passed on. I wanted him to get better and witness Ghana’s strides in sports.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img

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