Tributes have begun pouring in for former Black Stars striker King George Arthur who died on Sunday, June 14 at the Brong-Ahafo Regional Hospital in Sunyani.
Shock and grief struck Brong-Ahafo and the entire football fraternity when the death of the huge pillar was reported.
Speaking solemnly about his demise, various personalities described him as hardworking, friendly and a philanthropist with so much passion for the development of the game.
Among those who have already paid tributes are his playmates and friends including Ex-Black Stars Coach-Akwasi Appiah, Kotoko CEO-Opoku Nti, RFA Chairman-Augustine Asante, MD of Ark FM-Atta Promzy, Bechem United CEO-Lord Zico, Coach Frimpong Manso, etc.
The ‘King of Soccer’ is said to have died of cardiac arrest after he collapsed while playing draught with friends at the yard of Express Car Services in Sunyani where he had gone to relax after church.
King George Arthur, played B/A United before joining Kumasi Asante Kotoko in the 1980’s and is remembered for scoring a double in 1987 when Kotoko played Hearts of Oak in a league game at the Accra Sports Stadium.
He also played for Egyptian giants Al Ahly and was also part of the Black Stars team in the late 1980’s.
George Arthur later became the CEO of B.A. United.
We at banewsgh.com are equally shocked and cannot say much!!! May GOD grant you rest in his bosom. RIPP King George!!!