Confederation of African Football has learned with great sadness the untimely death of the President of the Republic of Ghana John Evans Atta Mills.
Doctor of Law, a graduate from the prestigious School of Oriental and African Studies in London and the Stanford University of the United States of America, Professor John Evans Atta Mills was Vice President of Ghana before being elected president at the end of 2008.
Former international hockey player, former leader of the famous football club Accra Hearts of Oak, he had the chance to witness the Black Stars for the first time reaching the quarterfinals of the World Cup in 2010 just months after they took the world title in the Youth Category, the first African team to take the crown, in Egypt.
Saddened by the news, the CAF President expresses his deepest condolences and those of the Executive Committee and the entire African football family to the family of the deceased, the Ghana Football Association and the people of Ghana.
"President Mills has made a significant contribution to the shine of Ghanaian and African football by extending the commitment of those who preceded him as head of the Nation since Fire Nkwame Nkrumah in 1957. My thoughts and prayers are with all Ghanaians during this difficult period”, wrote President Hayatou in the message sent to the Ghana Football Association.