The sporting world has added its voice to the millions in extending condolences and tributes to the family of the late Jerry John Rawlings.
Leading the list in the sporting world is the President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino.
Infantino in a press release sent to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) hailed the former president for his efforts in helping raising Ghana’s economy.
Former WBO Junior Featherweight champion Isaac Dogboe also took to his twitter account to mourn the late president.
— Isaac Dogboe (@IsaacDogboe) November 12, 2020
Black Stars General captain, Asamoah Gyan also joined in via a tweet and a picture he has with the former statesman.
R.I.P 💔💔💔💔. Thank you for everything. Ghanaians will always remember you hero. 💔💔💔🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/vor2EdXFjE
— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) November 12, 2020
Various local football clubs including Legon Cities, Asante Kotoko, Hearts of Oak, Berekum Chelsea and many others.
Rest Well Sir pic.twitter.com/4eAnPzQUbo
— Asante Kotoko SC (@AsanteKotoko_SC) November 12, 2020
All of us @LegonCitiesFC are saddened by the sudden passing away of former President of the Republic of Ghana @JJRawlings_. Our thoughts are with the bereaved family at this very difficult moment. Rest in Peace Mr President. pic.twitter.com/WszSp5Lstg
— Legon Cities FC (@LegonCitiesFC) November 12, 2020
Words can’t express how sad we are at the loss of one of our biggest fans. We are stunned by this sudden news and deeply saddened by the massive loss; we sympathize with the bereaved family. Our condolences.
— Phobians – GPLChampions🏅🏆 (@HeartsOfOakGH) November 12, 2020
The entire Dreams FC family is pained by the sudden death of former President of the Republic of Ghana @JJRawlings_. Our thoughts are with the family.
— Dreams Football Club (@DreamsFootballC) November 12, 2020
Our condolences go out to the family of the Former President J.J Rawlings.
May His Soul Rest In Peace 🕊 pic.twitter.com/5HYhHIWGOm
— Berekum Chelsea FC (@BerekumChelseaF) November 12, 2020
The Black Stars also dedicated their win over Sudan on Thursday to the former president.
Ex-President Rawlings died on Thursday at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
By Francis Hema|3news.com|Ghana