President of FIFA Gianni Infantino and Normal Secretary Fatma Samoura, have written to the Ghana Soccer Affiliation (GFA), to mourn the demise of former President H.E Ft. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.
Former President Rawlings, Ghana’s 1st President within the 4th Republic, died on Thursday, November 14, 2020.
A letter signed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Secretary-Normal Fatma Samoura and copied to GFA President Kurt E.S Okraku learn: ”It was with emotion and disappointment that we realized of the passing of His Excellency Jerry Rawlings, former President of the Republic of Ghana.
”Tributes are flowing from the African continent and elsewhere to salute his reminiscence, and we want herewith to affix them.
”As President over the future of Ghana from 1993 to 2001, statesman acknowledged for his ardour, self-discipline and values, charismatic chief having liberalised Ghana’s financial system, encouraging funding in key financial sectors, H.E Jerry Rawlings won’t be forgotten.
”On behalf of the members of the worldwide soccer group, we want to lengthen our deepest condolences to the Ghana Soccer Affiliation, to your authorities, and to the Ghanaian folks in these troublesome occasions.”