Kotoko, Kenpong mourn PV Obeng

BY: Graphic Sports

Followers of champion club, Kumasi Asante Kotoko, have been thrown into mourning following the sudden death last Saturday of their illustrious former board chairman, Paul Victor (PV) Obeng.

The pain of PV’s death comes barely two months after the death of another Kotoko faithful, Jerry Asare, also a former board member and a serving member of the current administration, as director of operations.

Mr Kennedy Agyapong, chief executive officer of Kenpong Travels and Tours (KT &T) and a member of the PV board, is beside himself with sorrow on the passing of his chairman, who was also an astute politician. 

“I am indeed shocked and saddened by PV’s  death, he was a very close pal, we spoke about two weeks ago and planned meeting after my tour of Holland, France, Canada, US and Brazil,” said a statement signed by Mohammed Alhassan, KT&T publicist, yesterday.

“He was such an inspirational chairman, and we enjoyed working with him. On my behalf and that of the Kenpong Group I wish to express my sincerest sympathy to his family,” the statement said.

The late PV Obeng (69), was board chairman of Kotoko in the early 200s and had Kenpong, Osei Kwame Despite, Kwabena Kesse, Amoako Kyei, among others, on his board.

Meanwhile, Kenpong, who will be moving from Canada today to the USA after firming up plans regarding the Ghana-Holland international friendly in Rotterdam, and the Women’s U-20 World Cup in Canada, will be putting finishing touches to the Ghana-Korea game in Miami, Florida.

From Florida, he will move to Scotland to conclude the Commonwealth Games preparations and end his tour in Brazil later this week to finalise arrangements  for the 2014 World Cup.