The President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) Ben Nunoo Mensah has described the late Deputy Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Mr. Saka Acquaye as a real war leader for Ghana Sports.
He said Acquaye also known as ‘Fishey’ was able to inspire, motivate and rally national sportsmen in women to give off their best in local and international competition.
According to the GOC President who doubles as boss of Ghana Weightlifting, the late Saka Acquaye was also an encyclopedia of sports whom he often consulted for advise and research.
Speaking at the family house at Kaneshie on Thursday, Ben Nunoo Mensah expressed that Saka Acquaye was one of a kind who was very devoted to his work as a sportsman and sports administrator, and thanked the family for giving him to serve Ghana Sports.
“In fact, Saka Acquaye was a real patriot for Ghana Sports, we have lost an important personality in sports, who contributed immensely at the GOC and NSA. He changed the lives of many people through sports” he stressed.
He offered veronica buckets, soap, assorted soft drinks and Verna mineral water from Twellium Industries to the family.
Ben Nunoo Mensah on behalf of Dr. Dan Mckorley of McDan fame also presented 5,000ghc to the bereaved family.
He expressed that according to Dr. Mckorley, Saka Acquaye was very instrumental in getting his daughter to play tennis, and now she is among the top female players in Ghana.
The GOC President was accompanied by the Youth Coordinator and Communications Director.
Mr. Adolf Ankrah, the family spokesman commended the GOC President for his surprise visit and donation.
Mr. Dan Saka Acquaye, 58 who passed away on 24th June, 2020 will be buried on Saturday, September 12 at the Mantse Ankrah Royal Mausoleum at Kaneshie, in Accra.
Story by: Nana Prempeh