Nwankwo Kanu, Samuel Eto’o, Mutiu Adepoju and Didier Drogba have reacted to the death of African leader Kofi Annan.
According to a statement released by his foundation, Annan passed away at a hospital in Bern, Switzerland after a short illness at the age of 80.
The Ghanaian diplomat served as the United Nations Secretary-General from 1997 to 2006 and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.
Following the news of his death, football stars across the continent took to social media to mourn Annan and eulogise his humanitarian deeds.
"Tolerance is a virtue that makes peace possible. Peace, another great virtue to which he has dedicated his life," Eto'o wrote on Instagram.
"Son of Africa but citizen of the world, Kofi Annan knew throughout an exceptional career, to play the mediators without ever tainting its integrity. His disappearance is an immense loss for a continent of which he has been an excellent representative."
« La tolérance est une vertu qui rend la paix possible » disait-il La PAIX : cette autre grande vertu à laquelle il aura dédié sa vie. Fils de l’Afrique mais citoyen du monde, Kofi ANNAN a su tout au long d’une carrière exceptionnelle, jouer les médiateurs sans jamais entacher son intégrité. Sa disparition est une perte immense pour un continent dont il a été un excellent représentant.adrenaline💉💉💉💉
"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family -Koffi Annan- Rest In Peace to a wise man," Drogba wrote on Instagram.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family -Koffi Annan- Rest In Peace🌹to a Wiseman 🙏🏾 La connaissance est une force, l’informatique libère. L’education est Le prémisse de progrès dans toute société, dans toute famille. -Koffi Annan- Reposes en Paix 🌹
"RIP Koffi Annan. Sad, Sad," Kanu wrote on Instagram.