Former Kumasi Asante Kotoko player, Godfred Yeboah has died aged 41.
The club confirmed his demise on Tuesday in a tweet, stating that “his passion for the club was undeniable and he will be missed” and offering condolences to his family and friends.
The cause of his demise is not yet officially known but reports from Sunyani indicate that the former Porcupine Warriors full-back passed on after a month-long battle with illness.
Yeboah was with Asante Kotoko from 2001-2009 after joining them from BA United, enjoying massive success in his time at the Kumasi-based club, including three league titles in 2003, 2005 and the 2007/08 season.
He was also part of the Kotoko squad that won the FA Cup in 2001.
Yeboah played three times for the Black Stars in a 1-0 friendly loss to Benin in 2003, a 0-0 draw with DR Congo in the 2006 World Cup qualifiers, and a 1-1 draw with Tanzania in a friendly.
He also featured briefly for Wa All Stars (now Legon Cities) and Ashanti Gold on loan from Asante Kotoko.
Godfred Yeboah was born at Fiapre a town in Sunyani West Municipality in the Bono Region.
He attended Fiapre Methodist school, where he took part in both football and athletics.
Yeboah came from a family of sportspersons; his mother used to play netball and taught the sport at his school while his father was also a left-back.
Prior to his death, Yeboah had been training young footballers at the Baffour Soccer Academy based at Nsuatre.