Hearts of Oak fans and Ghana football have lost an anchor. Photograph: Dada Oliseh
By Akyereko Frimpong Manson
Kwabena Adusei Kanawu, the famous Hearts of Oak fan, has died in Kumasi after battling with illness, Ghanasoccernet.com can confirm.
He passed away in Kumasi on Wednesday evening after four months of battle against typhoid fever.
Kanawu, known more commonly for his powerful yet humorous rhetorics made a name for himself as an avowed Phobian who lived and tormented Kotoko fans in Kumasi ? where he stayed and died on Wednesday.
Hearts supporters wing in the Ashanti Region swarmed his residence in Kumasi after the news was announced while large numbers of Kotoko fans including Alhaji Ali Maradona, a staunch Kotoko fan.
Kanawu appeared upright with his believes and supported the 2000 African champions religiously and with great relish.
Hearts fans have lost a great member. Photograph: Dada Oliseh
He had a short spell with fellow Ghana Premier League side New Edubiase United last two seasons as deputy spokesperson but returned to Hearts last season.
Ghana football shall remember him for his influence on Hearts of Oak fans inducing them to attend games with his impressive verbal works about the Phobians even when things appear harder for the club.
Ghanasoccernet.com expresses the deepest of regrets for his death and join Ghana football in mourning a supporters? anchor.