Ghanaian players have not been left out as the world continues to mourn the demise of former UN secretary general Kofi Annan.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner passed away in Bern, Switzerland, on Saturday after a short illness, aged 80.
Born in Kumasi, the Ghanaian rose to prominence as secretary general of the United Nations, holding office for two terms from 1997 to 2006.
It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness... pic.twitter.com/42nGOxmcPZ— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) 18 août 2018
Eulogies have been pouring in from all around the globe. Ghanaian players have not been missing, as many have taken to social media to pay tribute.
Below are some reactions:
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) 18 août 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) 18 août 2018
Incredibly sad day to wake up to the news that the wonderful Kofi Annan is no longer with us – he was an extraordinary individual who committed his life to guiding the world to a better place.— André Ayew (@AyewAndre) 18 août 2018
Rest well Sir,Ghana and Africa is proud of you.🇬🇭 pic.twitter.com/9R9g7FZGGJ
“We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better” Rest In Peace Sir. pic.twitter.com/js8oY4qlWl— king David Accam (@iamdavidaccam) 18 août 2018
“The Lord has a wonderful advantage of working alone” We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better ...— gι∂єσи вααн (@gbaah3) 18 août 2018
Kofi Annan .... Life worth celebrating (RIP) pic.twitter.com/RQSZjQDpp7