Owner and bankroller of Division One outfit Berekum Arsenal, Alhaji Yakubu Moro is confirmed dead.
The renown football administrator succumbed to dead in the early hours of Friday at the Ridge hospital in Accra after a short illness.
Under his guidance, Berekum Arsenal, who currently play in Division One won promotion to the Ghana Premier league in 2000 till 2013 when they were relegated.
In 2006, Berekum Arsenal qualified for the CAF Confederation Cup, but were eliminated in the second round by Angolan giants Petro Atletico.
Date and time of Alaji Yakubu Moro’s burial is yet to be announced, but per the Islamic convention, the veteran football administrator is likely to be laid to rest on Friday in Berekum.
MahamaShaibu.com wishes Alhaji Moro a peaceful rest. May Allah forgive him his sins and grant him the highest level of Jannah.
Reaction to the death:
It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely death of the Founder and long-standing Club President of @BerekumArsenal Alhaji Yakubu Moro.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and the entire Berekum Arsenal Family. Rest In Peace Alhaji 😔🙏🏾
— Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) October 16, 2020
We are saddened by the news of painful demise of Alhaji Yakubu Moro.
Alhaji until his demise was the President of Berekum Arsenal FC and an iconic figure in Ghana Football.
— Asante Kotoko SC (@AsanteKotoko_SC) October 16, 2020
We are saddened by the demise of the founder and President of Berekum Arsenal, Alhaji Yakubu Moro.
All of us at Ashantigold SC commiserates with his family, the club and the football fraternity. #MHSRIP
— Ashantigold SC (@AshantiGoldSC_) October 16, 2020
Hearts and thoughts with the football family and everyone associated with @BerekumArsenal following the passing of bankroller and founder Hajj Yakubu Moro.He was a colossus in the Ghanaian football space for many years..Rest in peace Sir… https://t.co/JGaXrAtAlh pic.twitter.com/1ym4IfHku6
— Legon Cities FC (@LegonCitiesFC) October 16, 2020
We are deeply sadden to hear the passing of Bankroller and President of Berekum Arsenal Alhaji Yakubu Moro.
Our condolences to his family and the members of Berekum Arsenal team.
May Allah grant him Jannatul Firdaus 🙏🙏
— King Faisal Football Club (@Kingfaisalfcgh) October 16, 2020
We are saddened by the untimely death of Alhaji Yakubu Moro President of Berekum Arsenal.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved family and the club. pic.twitter.com/yDqkdNW4Lm
— Phar Rangers FC (@PharRangers) October 16, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the owner and founder of @BerekumArsenal Alhaji Yakubu Moro who died few hours ago at the Ridge Hospital after short illness
May God give him an eternal rest😭 pic.twitter.com/LWueWg1N7f
— Tema Youth SC (@youth_tema) October 16, 2020
We are collectively saddened by the unbearable news of the departure of the owner of Berekum Arsenal Alhaji Yakubu Moro.
— PLANNERS ATHELTIC CLUB (@PlannersAC) October 16, 2020
We are saddened to learn of the untimely demise of @BerekumArsenal President Alhaji Yakubu Moro.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the club and the bereaved family.
It's indeed a sad day for Ghana football. pic.twitter.com/eoJoXvLqHV
— Medeama SC (@MedeamaSC) October 16, 2020