Ghanaian football legend Abukari Gariba, popularly known as ‘Goal Na Mafefe’ has been reported dead in Kumasi.
He had been battling illness for some time and has since been buried per Islamic convention.
According to information gathered by DGN Online, he was buried on Sunday, January 24 2021.
Abukari was 81 years old and was a former Ghana Black Stars and Kotoko player.
He is remembered for his flawless goal-scoring abilities which earn him the name ‘Goal Na Mafefe’ which means ‘I look for goals’.
Abukari was a member of the Asante Kotoko squad that won their maiden edition of the Africa Club of Champions Cup (CAF Champions League) in 1970.
Ironically, Sunday 24 January, was exactly 50 years when the Asante Kotoko became Ghanaiam club to win that trophy with Abukari playing a key role in the success story of the club.
He also competed for Ghana in football at the 1968 and 1972 summer Olympics.
BY Prince Fiifi Yorke