Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has eulogised the late chairman of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Alhaji MND Jawula, describing him as a “good and kind” man.
Jawula died over the weekend in the U S after a short illness.
In a Facebook post on Sunday (22 January), Bawumia said he was saddened by the demise of the veteran football administrator.
“I am saddened to hear about the passing of Lepowura Alhaji Mohammed Nuru-Deen Jawula.
Lepowura devoted much of his life to sports development and the growth of public service in Ghana,” Bawumia wrote on Facebook.
“He was a good and kind man. I extend my heartfelt condolences to his immediate family, subjects, and Ghana at large. May Allah grant him Jannatul Firdaus,” Bawumia added.
Leadership at GFA
Meanwhile, the Ghana Football Association, an organisation the late Jawula led from 1997 to 2001, said it was saddened by his death and commiserated with the family in a post on Twitter.
We’re saddened by the news of Lepowura MND Jawula’s death.
Alhaji was a Chairman of the GFA from 1997-2001.He also chaired the @MTNFACupGH & was Chairman of the @GhanaLeague Organizing Committee until his demise.
Our thoughts are with his family, friends and all who knew him. pic.twitter.com/urzb9dINE4
— Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) January 21, 2023
Lepowura superintended the Black Starlets’ FIFA Under-17 World Cup triumph in 1995 in Ecuador.
Until his death, Alhaji Jawula was the chairman of the Premier League Management Committee (PLMC).
In private life, Alhaji Jawula was also the Lepowura of the Kujolobito Gate of Lepo-Kpembe in the Northern Region.