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Sports Features of Friday, 1 January 2016


Fiifi Anaman writes memoir of CK Gyamfi

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Award-winning young Ghanaian journalist Fiifi Anaman has chalked another success, having successfully authored the memoir of Ghana football legend CK Gyamfi.

According to the family of the late footballer, the 22-year-old, who was recently awarded as the Best Columnist at the Sport Media Pearl Awards in Dubai, is the “project’s ghostwriter.”

Below is the full statement from the Gyamfi family:

The children of the late Nana Gyamfi Kumi I, Gwantoahene of the Benkum Division of the Akuapim Traditional Area, in private life known as Charles Kumi ‘CK’ Gyamfi, wish to announce that our father was working on his autobiography before his unfortunate demise on September 2, 2015.

Despite his death, however, the project - a lifelong dream of our father, which has been in the works for decades - was eventually completed posthumously. All things being equal, we hope to publish the book at a date to be confirmed in 2016.

At this juncture, it is our pleasure to formally unveil Mr. Fiifi Anaman to the public as the project’s ghostwriter.

Mr Anaman, a 22-year-old sports writer and final year student at the University of Ghana, was formally chosen in February 2015 to take over production of the book by collaborating with our father. Mr Anaman enjoyed the full approval and endorsement of our father, who all through his life and career was a staunch believer in the potential of young people.

Mr Anaman met and became acquainted with our father in November 2009, and later interviewed him for well-received profile on in 2013. Recently a ‘Best Writing – Column’ winner at the Sport Media Pearl Awards (The first global award for sports journalists) held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Mr Anaman has written for global media giants like ESPN, SuperSport, Daily Telegraph and, and was in October this year highly commended in the Sport Reporting Category at the 2015 CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards in Nairobi, Kenya. Mr Anaman worked closely with our father for eight months on the project before the latter passed on to glory.

The book will explore our father’s football career – both as a player and as a coach – in a rich narrative that also serves as a priceless tour of the history of Ghanaian football, given the fact that our father was actively involved through countless milestones.

We would also want to formally acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of Mr Harold Quartey, the nephew of our father’s widow Mrs Valerie Kwarley Gyamfi, who was very helpful in assisting our father on some parts of the project before Mr Anaman was brought on board.
We have absolute confidence in our father’s story and in the work Mr Anaman has put into the project, and we hope that by this joint effort, our father’s seminal achievements and legacy will remain indelible and enduring forever.
May he Rest in Peace and may God bless us all.
Thank you.

Duke Paul Gyamfi (on behalf of the Gyamfi Brothers).